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Table 1 Influence of selected bacterial strains on germination of chickpea and pigeonpea seed

From: Plant growth-promotion and biofortification of chickpea and pigeonpea through inoculation of biocontrol potential bacteria, isolated from organic soils

Bacteria Chickpea Pigeonpea
Shoot height (cm) Root length (cm plant−1) Shoot height (cm) Root length (cm plant−1)
SRI-156 18.9* 14.4NS 13.3* 10.3NS
SRI-158 17.3NS 14.9NS 14.8* 12.5*
SRI-178 19.0* 14.8NS 13.2* 10.4NS
SRI-211 18.8* 15.0NS 13.4* 12.7*
SRI-229 19.2* 19.5* 12.8* 11.1NS
SRI-305 17.6* 19.9* 12.3NS 9.9NS
SRI-360 17.7* 18.0NS 12.2NS 9.9NS
Control 15.9 13.9 10.5 9.8
Mean 18.0 16.3 12.8 10.8
SE± 0.50 1.43 0.70 0.61
LSD (5%) 1.52 4.33 2.16 1.89
CV % 5 15 10 10
  1. SE standard error, CV coefficients of variation, NS non-significant
  2. * Indicates significance over the control at p < 0.05