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Table 1 Leaf characteristics and chlorophyll concentration of Cyclocarya paliurus leaves under different treatments

From: Effect of light regime and provenance on leaf characteristics, growth and flavonoid accumulation in Cyclocarya paliurus (Batal) Iljinskaja coppices

Treatment Leaf area per plant (cm2) Leaf thickness (μm) Palisade length (μm) Total chlorophyll concentration (mg g−1) Chlorophyll ratio a/b
A1B1 846 ± 25.8a 244.1 ± 19.5d 110.1 ± 4.5c 1.69 ± 0.28abc 4.00 ± 0.02e
A1B2 793 ± 15.8a 301.0 ± 20.6e 134.7 ± 2.2d 1.43 ± 0.16a 3.54 ± 0.04c
A1B3 1158 ± 23.2abc 257.2 ± 9.1d 123.1 ± 8.2cd 1.35 ± 0.24a 3.96 ± 0.20e
A2B1 1299 ± 177.3abc 135.5 ± 24.4ab 79.0 ± 6.3b 2.19 ± 0.22d 3.78 ± 0.06d
A2B2 867 ± 79.5a 170.2 ± 1.5c 78.2 ± 4.3b 1.63 ± 0.08ab 3.43 ± 0.03bc
A2B3 1610 ± 115.6c 126.0 ± 14.2ab 60.8 ± 3.2a 1.94 ± 0.29bcd 3.56 ± 0.06c
A3B1 959 ± 16.0ab 105.0 ± 19.7a 55.8 ± 6.3a 2.15 ± 0.21cd 3.55 ± 0.03c
A3B2 1156 ± 48.1abc 147.8 ± 17.2ab 76.1 ± 7.5b 1.79 ± 0.24abcd 3.25 ± 0.04a
A3B3 1384 ± 43.3bc 116.3 ± 1.1a 50.0 ± 6.5a 2.08 ± 0.11cd 3.38 ± 0.06b
  1. Mean ± SD in the same column with different letters are statistically significantly different among the treatments for each determined index (P < 0.05 by Tukey’s test)