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Table 1 Moisture content (MC) and water content (WC) of Acer pseudoplatanus L. embryonic axes after desiccation between 1 and 18 h and rehydration for 1 and 18 h, ±SE (N = 9)

From: Oxidative damage and DNA repair in desiccated recalcitrant embryonic axes of Acer pseudoplatanus L.

Drying time (h) t 0 h t 1 h t 18 h
MC, %
(WC, g− 1 dry weight)
MC, %
(WC, g− 1 dry weight)
MC, %
(WC, g− 1 dry weight)
  50.2 ± 0.08 62.5 ± 2.1 66.6 ± 0.06
0 (1.01 ± 0.03) (1.68 ± 0.16) (1.99 ± 0.05)
  19.3 ± 0.07 58.3 ± 1.9 71.8 ± 0.8
1 (0.24 ± 0.01) (1.41 ± 0.07) (2.55 ± 0.1)
  11.9 ± 0.08 54.2 ± 2.2 60.9 ± 4.6
4 (0.13 ± 0.01) (1.19 ± 0.1) (1.64 ± 0.35)
  9.2 ± 0.4 55.8 ± 0.09 60.4 ± 11.3
6 (0.10 ± 0.01) (1.26 ± 0.05) (2.53 ± 0.65)
  5.7 ± 1.2 64.5 ± 5.1 74.1 ± 2.5
18 (0.06 ± 0.01) (1.89 ± 0.41 (2.91 ± 0.38)