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Table 9 Effect of the seven biocontrol potential bacteria on pigeonpea 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 3.6NS 3.5* 3.6* 4.0* 1.3* 1.2* 1.3NS 1.6* 116NS 133*
SRI-158 3.3* 3.1NS 3.5* 4.0* 1.2NS 1.2* 1.1NS 1.6* 117NS 141*
SRI-178 3.2NS 3.8* 3.5* 3.9* 1.3* 1.2* 1.5* 1.5* 119NS 125NS
SRI-211 3.1NS 3.2NS 3.5* 3.8* 1.3* 1.2* 1.2NS 1.5* 113NS 130*
SRI-229 3.2NS 3.9* 3.4NS 3.8* 1.3* 1.4* 1.1NS 1.4NS 115NS 125NS
SRI-305 3.4* 3.4* 3.6* 3.9* 1.3* 1.3* 1.8* 1.5* 123* 128*
SRI-360 3.3* 3.6* 3.5* 3.7NS 1.3* 1.2* 1.2NS 1.4NS 127* 125NS
Control 3.1 3.0 3.4 3.7 1.2 1.1* 1.1 1.4 113 120
Mean 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.9 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.5 118 128
SE± 0.05 0.09 0.03 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.08 0.03 2.2 2.5
LSD (5%) 0.16 0.31 0.10 0.08 0.06 0.08 0.26 0.11 7.4 8.4
CV % 2 4 1 1 2 3 9 3 3 3
  1. Cook cooked 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