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Table 5 Effect of X-ray irradiation on percent seed damage and flour production caused by S. zeamais Motschulsky

From: Effect of X-ray irradiation on the F1 generation of Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky and the germination rate of maize grain

X-ray exposure dose (KeV) % Damage Quantity of flour (g/ 20 g maize)
Yellow maize
 60.00 22.95 ± 1.50a 1.855 ± 0.00a
 70.00 23.33 ± 0.05a 1.924.00 ± 0.00a
 80.00 23.33 ± 1.80a 2.00 ± 0.00a
 Control* 31.71 ± 4.70a 2.14 ± 0.00a
Flour maize
 60.00 17.67 ± 1.00a 1.505 ± 0.001a
 70.00 18.19 ± 2.50a 1.621 ± 0.00a
 80.00 17.24 ± 3.02a 1.895 ± 0.00a
 Control* 24.29 ± 0.05a 2.021 ± 0.00a
Dent maize
 60.00 24.76 ± 4.00a 2.232 ± 0.001a
 70.00 18.10 ± 5.00a 1.892 ± 0.00a
 80.00 28.10 ± 1.10a 2.026 ± 0.00a
 Control* 32.29 ± 2.50a 2.026 ± 0.001a
  1. Data are means ± SEM of three replications
  2. Mean values in a column with same letter are not significantly different by LSD (α = 0.05)
  3. * Not irradiated with X-ray