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Table 3 Analysis of variance (mean squares) for various growth features of S. halepense seedlings grown at different alkaloid concentrations

From: An analysis of Sorghum halepense’s behavior in presence of tropane alkaloids from Datura stramonium extracts

Characters MS Datura s Significance MSConc Significance MSInter Significance
Germination (%) 247.80 N.S 38.90 N.S. 141.09 N.S.
Root length (cm) 22.79 *** 1.09 ** 4.09 ***
Seedling length (cm) 4.81 * 9.79 *** 1.21 N.S.
Seedling/root ratio 11.98 *** 0.82 N.S. 0.67 N.S.
Necrotic area (mm) 0.81 N.S 2.04 *** 0.51 N.S.
Chlorotic area (mm) 4.31 *** 1.08 *** 4.31 ***
  1. *,**,***denote significance at P < 0.05, P < 0.01 and P < 0.001 respectively, N.S. = non-significant; MS D. stramonium  = Mean square D. stramonium , MSConc = Mean square alkaloid concentration, MSInter = Mean square interaction.