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Table 4 Effect of the seven biocontrol potential bacteria on rhizosphere soil nutrients of chickpea under field conditions—at harvest

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

Isolate Total N (ppm) Available P (ppm) Organic carbon (%)
SRI-156 739NS 6.85NS 0.55NS
SRI-158 872* 6.65NS 0.57NS
SRI-178 741NS 9.00* 0.58*
SRI-211 748NS 6.55NS 0.60*
SRI-229 737NS 7.10NS 0.58*
SRI-305 717NS 8.20* 0.56NS
SRI-360 735NS 6.75NS 0.55NS
Control 710 6.55 0.55
Mean 750 7.21 0.56
SE± 13.6 0.390 0.009
LSD (5%) 45.6 1.309 0.029
CV % 3 8 2
  1. SE standard error, CV coefficients of variation, NS non-significant
  2. * Indicates significance over the control at p < 0.05