Table 1: Effects of As 45× on germination: comparison between non-stressed and stressed seeds.

Non-stressed seeds

1992/93 [19]1993/94 [21]1995/96 [21]
Germ. rate ( )Differ. ( )Germ. rate ( )Differ. ( )Germ. rate ( )Differ. ( )

C94.695.393.9
As 45× 96.8+2.4** 97.1+1.9**96.6+2.8**

Stressed seeds

1992/93 [19]1993/94 [21]1995/96 [21]
Germ. rate ( )Differ. ( )Germ. rate ( )Differ. ( )Germ. rate ( )Differ. ( )

Cn.a.n.a.84.880.1
As 45× n.a.n.a.90.2+ 6.4***89.8+12.1***

Germ. = germination; Differ. = difference; n.a. = data not available; [19, 21] = references
** P  .01 (Poisson test); ***P  .001 (Poisson test).