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Table 3 Effect of salicylic acid treatments on leaf pigments 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 Chlorophyll a
(mg g−1 FW)
Chlorophyll b
(mg g−1 FW)
Total Chlorophyll
(mg g−1 FW)
Carotenoid
(mg g−1 FW)
Adet Control 6.89 ± 0.57a 4.93 ± 0.12a 12.17 ± 0.17a 3.14 ± 0.06b
0 mM NaCl, with 0.5 mM SA 7.13 ± 0.68a
(3.48)
5.21 ± 0.08c
(5.68)
13.42 ± 0.30b
(10.27)
3.81 ± 0.08a
(21.34)
50 mM NaCl without SA 5.17 ± 0.47b
(24.96)
4.16 ± 0.21b
(15.62)
10.27 ± 0.15c
(15.61)
2.95 ± 0.07b
(6.05)
50 mM NaCl with 0.5 mM SA 6.79 ± 0.58a
(1.45)
4.87 ± 0.14a
(1.22)
12.08 ± 0.15a
(0.74)
3.07 ± 0.05b
(2.23)
100 mM NaCl without SA 4.71 ± 0.43bc
(31.64)
3.47 ± 0.15d
(29.61)
9.32 ± 0.19d
(23.42)
2.41 ± 0.04d
(23.25)
100 mM NaCl with 0.5 mM SA 5.28 ± 0.56b
(23.37)
4.63 ± 0.19a
(6.09)
10.28 ± 0.28c
(15.53)
3.04 ± 0.05b
(3.18)
150 mM NaCl without SA 2.96 ± 0.47e
(57.04)
2.47 ± 0.21f
(49.90)
6.21 ± 0.26g
(48.97)
1.57 ± 0.08f
(50.00)
150 mM NaCl with 0.5 mM SA 4.03 ± 0.45c
(41.51)
3.26 ± 0.14d
(33.87)
8.02 ± 0.22d
(34.10)
2.26 ± 0.04d
(28.03)
Merawi Control 6.43 ± 0.54a 4.12 ± 0.13b 13.04 ± 0.15a 3.02 ± 0.04b
0 mM NaCl, with 0.5 mM SA 7.02 ± 0.53a
(9.18)
4.97 ± 0.18b
(20.63)
12.84 ± 0.28b
(1.53)
3.25 ± 0.09b
(7.62)
50 mM NaCl without SA 5.04 ± 0.44b
(21.62)
4.03 ± 0.13b
(2.18)
10.13 ± 0.24c
(14.88)
2.88 ± 0.06c
(4.64)
50 mM NaCl with 0.5 mM SA 6.37 ± 0.42a
(0.93)
4.10 ± 0.12b
(0.49)
11.07 ± 0.18a
(15.11)
3.00 ± 0.04b
(0.66)
100 mM NaCl without SA 4.52 ± 0.38bc
(29.70)
3.22 ± 0.13e
(21.84)
9.17 ± 0.13d
(29.68)
2.35 ± 0.06d
(22.19)
100 mM NaCl with 0.5 mM SA 5.11 ± 0.45bc
(20.53)
4.17 ± 0.21b
(1.21)
10.02 ± 0.22c
(23.16)
2.97 ± 0.07b
(1.66)
150 mM NaCl without SA 2.85 ± 0.38e
(55.68)
2.09 ± 0.16g
(49.27)
6.08 ± 0.24g
(53.37)
1.24 ± 0.07g
(58.94)
150 mM NaCl with 0.5 mM SA 3.99 ± 0.32c
(37.95)
3.00 ± 0.16e
(27.18)
8.05 ± 0.20f
(38.27)
2.07 ± 0.05e
(31.46)
  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