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Table 2 Vigor tests to rank Jatropha curcas seedlots based on vigor: germination rate index, electrical conductivity and seedling emergence at 10 days

From: Multispectral and X-ray images for characterization of Jatropha curcas L. seed quality

Seedlot Germination rate index Electrical condutivity [µS cm−1 g−1] Seedling emergence [%]
1 0.6 ± 0.49 c 188.8 ± 7.88 b 66 ± 4.76 ba
2 4.0 ± 0.06 a 79.1 ± 3.69 a 91 ± 3.00 a
3 2.5 ± 0.17 b 91.8 ± 5.61 a 59 ± 9.29 b
ANOVA F2,27 = 81.31
P = 0.0000
F2,9 = 100.71
P = 0.0000
F2,9 = 7.19
P = 0.0136
  1. aMeans (± standard error) within each column followed by the same letter are not significantly different according to Tukey test (P < 0.05)