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Table 3 Macronutrients concentrations of roots (R) and shoots (S) of marigold under salinity stress

From: Ion uptake of marigold under saline growth conditions

NaCl (mM) Ca2+ (g kg−1) Mg2+ (g kg−1) K+ (g kg−1) P (g kg−1) Na+ (g kg−1)
R S R S R S R S R S
0 8.04 ± 0.69c y 2.41 ± 0.18b 1.34 ± 0.05c 4.12 ± 0.84c 4.23 ± 1.07a 4.61 ± 0.27ab 3.88 ± 0.47b 4.22 ± 0.62 10.34 ± 1.22b 4.89 ± 1.66e
50 10.07 ± 2.03bc 2.39 ± 0.07b 1.26 ± 0.01c 5.19 ± 0.34c 2.63 ± 0.33b 4.80 ± 0.33a 3.69 ± 0.30b 4.28 ± 0.91 32.98 ± 4.27a 21.76 ± 6.03d
100 12.64 ± 2.75abc 3.10 ± 0.36a 3.00 ± 0.39b 24.75 ± 0.35ab 1.08 ± 0.11c 4.25 ± 0.70abc 9.80 ± 2.43a 4.03 ± 0.58 31.16 ± 4.04a 37.71 ± 4.55c
150 15.64 ± 5.82a 2.88 ± 0.06a 4.64 ± 1.05a 26.71 ± 3.37a 1.56 ± 0.42c 3.76 ± 0.28c 9.39 ± 3.13a 3.88 ± 0.33 37.49 ± 6.62a 51.67 ± 4.14b
200 14.62 ± 2.59ab 3.01 ± 0.34a 3.69 ± 0.93ab 21.53 ± 4.38b 1.54 ± 0.36c 3.92 ± 0.64bc 3.48 ± 0.92b 4.90 ± 0.93 35.45 ± 5.33a 62.27 ± 9.15a
Prob > f 0.0257 0.0013 <0.0001 <0.0001 <0.0001 0.0377 0.0001 0.3445 <0.0001 <0.0001
LSD5 % 4.894 0.362 0.983 3.781 0.845 0.726 2.766 ns 7.011 8.544
  1. The values are the means of seven replicates
  2. The values in columns followed by different letters are significantly different at P ≤ 0.05 (least significant difference test)
  3. ns not significant