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Table 1 Weight, length, diameter and moisture content of Baizhi roots at three growth stages

From: Influence of harvest stage on the pharmacological effect of Angelica dahurica

  V-stage B-stage S-stage
Taproot weight (g) 171.45 ± 99.53b* 153.27 ± 37.89b 406.96 ± 188.43a
Lateral root weight (g) 61.12 ± 35.42b 19.66 ± 13.08c 133.19 ± 85.02a
Total root weight (g) 232.57 ± 128.05b 172.93 ± 38.95c 540.16 ± 258.82a
Lateral root/total root (%) 26 11 25
Root length (cm) 23.91 ± 1.97b 29.60 ± 5.46a 30.40 ± 5.83a
Root diameter (mm) 76.45 ± 17.92b 106.93 ± 20.08a 106.87 ± 38.41a
  1. Data are mean ± SD of 10 independent plants
  2. V-stage, vegetative stage; B-stage, bolting stage; S-stage, summer dormancy stage
  3. * Different letters indicate statistical significance (p < 0.05) by LSD test