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Table 2 Effect of salicylic acid treatments on the biomass of B. carinata cultivars grown under salt stress

From: Salicylic acid alleviates salinity-caused damage to foliar functions, plant growth and antioxidant system in Ethiopian mustard (Brassica carinata A. Br.)

Cultivars Treatments Root
(g)
Stem
(g)
Leaves
(g)
Whole plant
(g)
Adet Control 0.42 ± 0.014a 1.33 ± 0.043b 1.24 ± 0.037b 2.99 ± 0.13b
0 mM NaCl, with 0.5 mM SA 0.44 ± 0.018a
(4.76)
1.63 ± 0.045a
(22.56)
1.51 ± 0.032a
(21.77)
3.58 ± 0.2a
(19.73)
50 mM NaCl without SA 0.35 ± 0.013b
(16.67)
1.14 ± 0.040c
(14.29)
1.12 ± 0.027c
(9.68)
2.61 ± 0.1d
(12.71)
50 mM NaCl with 0.5 mM SA 0.36 ± 0.011b
(14.29)
1.42 ± 0.059b
(6.77)
1.23 ± 0.026bc
(0.81)
3.01 ± 0.15b
(0.67)
100 mM NaCl without SA 0.29 ± 0.009d
(30.95)
0.96 ± 0.032c
(27.82)
0.98 ± 0.029de
(20.97)
2.23 ± 0.12e
(25.42)
100 mM NaCl with 0.5 mM SA 0.31 ± 0.012d
(26.19)
1.22 ± 0.059d
(8.27)
1.18 ± 0.030c
(4.84)
2.71 ± 0.1c
(9.36)
150 mM NaCl without SA 0.19 ± 0.015g
(54.76)
0.71 ± 0.051g
(46.62)
0.73 ± 0.041g
(41.13)
1.63 ± 0.09g
(45.48)
150 mM NaCl with 0.5 mM SA 0.25 ± 0.016ef
(40.48)
0.94 ± 0.040cd
(29.32)
1.01 ± 0.036de
(18.55)
2.20 ± 0.14b
(26.42)
Merawi Control 0.40 ± 0.016a 1.30 ± 0.047b 1.18 ± 0.032c 2.88 ± 0.12b
0 mM NaCl, with 0.5 mM SA 0.43 ± 0.012a
(7.50)
1.61 ± 0.049a
(23.85)
1.40 ± 0.028a
(18.64)
3.44 ± 0.15a
(19.44)
50 mM NaCl without SA 0.32 ± 0.014c
(20.00)
1.06 ± 0.037d
(18.46)
1.04 ± 0.022d
(11.86)
2.42 ± 0.08c
(15.97)
50 mM NaCl with 0.5 mM SA 0.34 ± 0.016bc
(15.00)
1.34 ± 0.040b
(3.08)
1.21 ± 0.037bc
(2.54)
2.89 ± 0.14b
(0.35)
100 mM NaCl without SA 0.27 ± 0.010e
(32.00)
0.81 ± 0.046e
(37.69)
0.93 ± 0.032e
(21.19)
2.07 ± 0.09e
(28.13)
100 mM NaCl with 0.5 mM SA 0.30 ± 0.009d
(25.00)
1.10 ± 0.056cd
(15.38)
1.10 ± 0.032c
(6.78)
2.50 ± 0.12c
(13.19)
150 mM NaCl without SA 0.18 ± 0.013g
(55.00)
0.66 ± 0.043g
(49. 23)
0.68 ± 0.038g
(42.37)
1.54 ± 0.07g
(46.53)
150 mM NaCl with 0.5 mM SA 0.23 ± 0.014e
(42.50)
0.80 ± 0.047f
(38.46)
0.84 ± 0.040f
(28.81)
1.87 ± 0.1e
(35.07)
  1. Each value represents the mean ± SE of five replicates. Numbers followed by different letters indicate significant differences (P < 0.05) according to the Duncan test. Values within parenthesis are percent variation as obtained from the control plants of respective cultivars