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Table 3 Induction of rooting in in vitro shoots of G. scabra Bunge - Influence of auxins on root/shoot growth parameters X

From: In vitro propagation of Gentiana scabra Bunge an important medicinal plant in the Chinese system of medicines

Auxin(mg/L−1) No. of rootsY Root lengthY(cm) Shoot lengthY(cm) Fresh weightY,Z(g)
NAA 0 26.5 ± 7.3 b 5.07 ± 1.24 b 3.89 ± 1.39 a 0.96 ± 0.34 e
0.1 37.2 ± 12.1 a 5.83 ± 1.03 a 3.06 ± 0.68 b 1.55 ± 0.38 a
0.5 33.2 ± 17.5 b 4.51 ± 1.14 c 2.65 ± 1.17 c 1.44 ± 0.44 cb
1.0 25.3 ± 22.1 b 2.96 ± 1.33 d 1.58 ± 0.96 d 1.32 ± 0.52 ab
IBA 0.1 25.8 ± 6.3 b 5.44 ± 0.82 ab 3.33 ± 0.91 b 1.20 ± 0.29 cd
0.5 16.2 ± 7.5 c 4.55 ± 1.47 c 2.37 ± 0.80 c 1.17 ± 0.39 de
1.0 12.1 ± 5.9 c 4.15 ± 1.30 c 2.04 ± 0.68 c 1.15 ± 0.36 d
  1. XMedium: half strength MSBM, 3% sucrose and 0.3% gelrite, Incubation period of 8 weeks.
  2. YMeans followed by the same letter of a column are not significantly different at the 5% probability (p = 0.05) level by least significant difference (LSD) test.
  3. ZFresh weight of rooted shoot.