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Table 2 Effects on root/shoot ratio of length, fresh weight (FW) and dry weight (DW) in S. kotschyana shoots and roots exposed to 0 (Control), 150 mM and 300 mM NaCl for 7 and 14 d (days)

From: Variations in osmotic adjustment and water relations of Sphaerophysa kotschyana: Glycine betaine, proline and choline accumulation in response to salinity

  7 Days 14 Days
0 mM 150 mM 300 mM 0 mM 150 mM 300 mM
Root length/shoot length 0.576 ± 0.04a 0.568 ± 0.02a 0.519 ± 0.01b 0.607 ± 0.02a 0.515 ± 0.03b 0.528 ± 0.002c
Root FW/shoot FW 0.213 ± 0.01a 0.218 ± 0.01a 0.209 ± 0.02b 0.246 ± 0.02a 0.264 ± 0.03b 0.243 ± 0.003a
Root DW/shoot DW 0.123 ± 0.01a 0.131 ± 0.02c 0.118 ± 0.02b 0.122 ± 0.02a 0.167 ± 0.03c 0.12 ± 0.002a
  1. Letters a, b and c indicate a statistically significant difference between treated plants and untreated plants. The different letters are significantly different (P <0.05).