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Table 8 Effect of the seven biocontrol potential bacteria on chickpea grain mineral contents—at harvest

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

Isolate Fe (mg 100 g−1) Zn (mg 100 g−1) Cu (mg 100 g−1) Mn (mg 100 g−1) Ca (mg 100 g−1)
Cook Raw Cook Raw Cook Raw Cook Raw Cook Raw
SRI-156 4.8NS 5.9* 3.8* 4.2* 0.6NS 0.8* 3.2NS 3.0NS 132NS 138*
SRI-158 5.5* 5.8* 4.0* 4.1* 0.6NS 0.7NS 3.4* 3.1* 146* 155*
SRI-178 5.2* 5.7* 4.0* 4.5* 0.6NS 0.8* 3.4* 3.1* 132NS 154*
SRI-211 4.9NS 5.8* 4.1* 3.9* 0.7* 0.7NS 3.4* 3.1* 133NS 139*
SRI-229 5.2* 6.0* 3.9* 4.1* 0.7* 0.8* 3.4* 3.1* 137* 132*
SRI-305 5.0NS 5.6* 3.9* 4.0* 0.7* 0.7NS 3.2NS 3.1* 136NS 155*
SRI-360 5.0NS 6.1* 3.9* 3.9* 0.6NS 0.7NS 3.3NS 3.1* 134NS 137*
Control 4.8 5.0 3.8 3.4 0.6 0.7 3.2 3.0 131 122
Mean 5.0 5.7 3.9 4.0 0.6 0.8 3.3 3.1 136 141
SE± 0.08 0.01 0.05 0.012 0.02 0.01 0.04 0.01 1.7 2.4
LSD (5%) 0.28 0.23 0.017 0.41 0.05 0.04 0.17 0.03 5.6 8.2
CV % 2 2 2 4 3 2 2 1 2 2
  1. Cook cooked harvested grains, Raw raw harvested grains, SE standard error, CV coefficients of variation, NS non-significant
  2. * Indicates significance over the control at p < 0.05