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Table 6 Effect of X-ray irradiation on the viability of un-infested maize grains in Port Harcourt, Nigeria during 2019

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

X-ray exposure rate (KeV) % Germination
Yellow maize
 60.00 80.00 ± 0.00a
 70.00 70.00 ± 0.00a
 80.00 73.33 ± 5.00a
 Control* 90.00 ± 0.00a
Flour maize
 60.00 86.67 ± 12.500a
 70.00 70.00 ± 6.30a
 80.00 50.00 ± 13.00b
 Control* 73.33 ± 0.00a
Dent maize
 60.00 60.00 ± 0.00a
 70.00 53.33 ± 0.00a
 80.00 60.00 ± 0.00a
 Control* 50.00 ± 0.00a
  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