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African Journal of Biotechnology
The prediction of germination percentage (GP) and germination speed (GS) of the seeds for some cucurbits (watermelon, melon, cucumber, summer squash, pumpkin and winter squash) was investigated by mathematical model based on temperature. The model, D = [a -(b x T) + (c x T 2 )] of Uzun et al. (2001), was adapted to predict both the GP and GS in relation to 12 different temperatures, namely 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42 and 45°C. In addition, optimum temperature (T o = -b / 2 x c)doi:10.5897/ajb2010.000-3016 fatcat:26i5dabtt5hchhgc6kvcq3w3hi