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Table 1 Effects of hot water treatments to break the seed coat impermeability on percentage of swollen seeds and viability of Gleditsia sinensis seeds

From: Identification of the initial water-site and movement in Gleditsia sinensis seeds and its relation to seed coat structure

Treatments Swollen percentage % Viability%
Control 3.8 ± 2.1 c 91.3 ± 1.2 a
70 °C 38.6 ± 4.5 b 89.3 ± 3.1 a
80 °C 82.8 ± 3.0 a 87.3 ± 3.0 a
90 °C 91.4 ± 5.4 a 57.0 ± 1.0 b
  1. Values (mean ± SD) within a column followed by the same letter are not significantly different (Duncan’s multiple range test, p ≤ 0.05)