Germination percentage was calculated with the following formula: [FIGURE 1 OMITTED] Germination percentage = Number of germinated seeds / Number of total seeds x 100 Also, Seedling vigour index was calculated by the following formula: Seedling vigour index = Germination percentage x Seedling dry weight Statistics Analysis: Data were subjected to analysis of variance (ANOVA) using Statistical Analysis System (Spss) computer software at P < 0.

12 RL = Radicle length RFW = Fresh weight of the radicle RDW = Dry weight of the radicle CL = Cotyledon length CFW = Fresh weight of cotyledon CDW = cotyledon HL = Hypocotyl length HFW = Fresh weight hypocotyl, HDW = Dry weight of hypocotyls SeL = Seedling Length SeFW = Seedling Fresh weight SeDW = Seedling Dry weight AMI = Active mitotic index

dactylon seedling were dried for 24 h at 90[degrees]C to determine the seedling dry weight percentage so food supply could be calculated.

Germination percentage was calculated with the following formula: Germination percantage (%) = Number of germinated seeds / Number of total seeds x 100 Also, Seedling vigor index was calculated by the following formula: Seedling vigor index = germination percentage x seedling dry weight Data analyses were performed using the Spss statistical software (Version 16).

Germination percentage was calculated with the following formula: Germination percentage = Number of germinated seeds / Number of total seeds x 100 Also, Seedling vigour index was calculated by the following formula: Seedling vigour index = Germination percentage x Seedling dry weight [FIGURE 1 OMITTED] [FIGURE 2 OMITTED] Statistics analysis: Data were subjected to analysis of variance (ANOVA) using Statistical Analysis System (SAS) computer software at P < 0.

Germination percentage was calculated with the following formula: Germination percentage = Number of germinated seeds / Number of total seeds x 100 Also, Seedling vigour index was calculated by the following formula: Seedling vigour = Germination percentage x Seedling dry weight Statistics Analysis: Data were subjected to analysis of variance (ANOVA) using Statistical Analysis System (Spss) computer software at P < 0.

Germination percentage was calculated with the following formula: Germination percentage = Number of germinated seeds / Number of total seeds x 100 Also, Seedling vigor index was calculated by the following formula: Seedling vigor index = Germination percentage x Seedling dry weight Statistics Analysis: Data were subjected to analysis of variance (ANOVA) using Statistical Analysis System (Spss) computer software at P < 0.

Germination percentage was calculated with the following formula: Germination percentage = Number of germinated seeds / Number of total seeds x 100 Also, Seedling vigor index was calculated by the following formula: Seedling vigor index = Germination percentage x Seedling dry weight Statistics analysis: Data were subjected to analysis of variance (ANOVA) using Statistical Analysis System (Spss) computer software at P < 0.