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1. Physical or mental strength, energy, or force: Our vigor was depleted by the hot weather.
2. The capacity for natural growth and survival, as of plants or animals.
3. Strong feeling; enthusiasm or intensity: argued his point with great vigor.
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(vĭg′or) [L.]
Active force or strength of body or mind.
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The second day germination percentages from standard germination, cool and cold tests were evaluated for a valuable indicator of seed vigor because all of them were strongly correlated with the field emergence.
Seeds from lot 1 with lower electrical conductivity were the best in physiological quality; however,' with a discordant result from the cold test, which indicated lot 1 as medium vigor (Table 1).
The single vigor test predicting field emergence was identified using the correlation coefficient values (r) at 5% and 1% level of significance.
It is clear from the results that variety Mehran-89 had more seed vigor index when seeds primed for 24 hours.
More commonly there is a "cookie cutter" approach with the same training system used irrespective of variety, rootstock, row orientation and vigor. Typically that system is the VSP, a system that is less well-suited to high-vigor vineyards.
A cultivar 1 apresentou tendencia linear crescente com o aumento das doses de biorregulador, no quesito percentagem de plantulas normais no teste de germinacao e percentagem de plantulas normais fortes na classificacao do vigor das plantulas.
Desta forma, os resultados da CE apos tres horas de embebicao permitiram separar os lotes em diferentes niveis de vigor, ressaltando a importancia dos mesmos no sentido de que evidenciam o inicio do processo deteriorativo (Santos et al., 2005).
First identified at CSHL by George Shull in 1908, hybrid vigor - or heterosis, as biologists call it - involves interbreeding genetically distinct plants to generate offspring more robust than either inbred parent.
Pictured are Anthony Vigor, centre, with National Express staff at Digbeth Coach Station