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Table 2 Effects of different pollination treatments (mean ± SE) on several traits in P. decomposita

From: Inbreeding and inbreeding depression of Paeonia decomposita (Paeoniaceae), a threatened endemic plant to China

S. no.Pollination treatmentsSeed weight (g/1000 grain)Seed set (%)Percentage of carpels for seed setNumber of seeds/fruitFruit set (%)Number of seeds/carpel
1Natural pollination290.03 ± 35.63bc28.67 ± 0.59c91.48 ± 3.57c15.46 ± 0.88c98.89 ± 1.11c4.62 ± 0.23c
2Bagging without emasculation199.19 ± 80.74b8.51 ± 3.22b34.00 ± 12.61b4.30 ± 1.71b55.00 ± 10.41b3.90 ± 2.11bc
3Bagging with emasculation0.00 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a
4Mesh bag with emasculation0.00 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a
5Artificial geitonogamy365.62 ± 15.38c5.60 ± 2.2ab41.33 ± 12.16b5.73 ± 1.33b61.35 ± 9.40b1.94 ± 0.17ab
6Artificial xenogamy390.51 ± 23.16c25.32 ± 0.43c84.26 ± 4.05c14.47 ± 1.34c100 ± 0.00c4.35 ± 0.30bc
7Emasculation without bag367.70 ± 60.56c7.24 ± 2.27b44.58 ± 7.67b7.17 ± 1.64b62.22 ± 2.22b2.42 ± 0.35abc
8Hand supplemental pollination330.22 ± 6.56c29.11 ± 4.11c99.19 ± 0.81c14.07 ± 1.66c100 ± 0.00c4.00 ± 0.54bc
  1. Different lowercase letters in the same column indicate significant differences among pollination treatments (P < 0.05)