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Table 1 Changes of biomass and morphological characters at various density of Melaleuca ericifolia in treatments of Phragmites australis root exudates and litter as % of control

From: Allelopathy and resource competition: the effects of Phragmites australis invasion in plant communities

Plant density/pot Source of materials Aboveground mass Belowground mass Total biomass Root length Plant height Growth point
Low Root exudates 94.47 ± 3.09 a 88.03 ± 6.16 a 93.87 ± 2.54 a 100.00 ± 7.22 a 90.56 ± 3.09 a 98.27 ± 5.38 a
Plant litter 6.18 ± 0.84 a 7.06 ± 1.13 a 6.35 ± 0.86 a 34.02 ± 2.71 a 55.93 ± 4.08 a 11.38 ± 1.47 a
Medium Root exudates 62.98 ± 4.26 a 67.90 ± 10.55 a 63.42 ± 4.77 a 85.86 ± 7.89 a 93.74 ± 8.28 a 71.72 ± 8.27 b
Plant litter 22.85 ± 4.40 b 25.15 ± 4.80 b 23.27 ± 4.26 b 61.75 ± 3.49 b 82.74 ± 1.49 b 17.94 ± 2.18 b
High Root exudates 165.45 ± 16.70 b 273.33 ± 24.04 b 171.65 ± 17.10 b 195.56 ± 12.37 b 126.92 ± 2.21 b 194.42 ± 3.80 c
Plant litter 10.81 ± 1.24 a 10.02 ± 2.15 a 10.63 ± 1.35 c 66.50 ± 8.80 b 66.51 ± 6.42 ab 8.22 ± 0.71 a
  1. Average (±standard error) values in the column followed by same letter are not significantly different at the 0.05 level by Duncan’s test