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Table 2 Effect of salinity on number of leaves in 13 purslane accessions

From: Salinity-induced changes in the morphology and major mineral nutrient composition of purslane (Portulaca oleracea L.) accessions

Purslane accessions Number of leaves
Salinity level (dS m−1)
0 8 16 24 32
Ac1 525.30ab 431.7bc (17.81) 381.4c (27.39) 350.7b (33.24) 333.61cd (36.49)
Ac2 501.20ab 413.8cd (17.44) 362.4c (27.69) 351.8b (29.81) 333.3cd (33.49)
Ac3 350.80de 314.2ef (10.43) 260.8d (25.66) 220.37c (37.18) 241.3ef (31.21)
Ac4 489.60ab 417.5cd (14.73) 403.3bc (17.63) 349.9b (28.53) 321.7cd (34.29)
Ac5 405.80cd 417.5cd (+2.88) 411.7bc (+1.45) 420.6ab (+3.65) 428.7a (+5.64)
Ac6 456.80bc 427.7bc (6.37) 411.8bc (9.85) 409.7ab (10.31) 411.2ab (9.98)
Ac7 490.40ab 444.2bc (9.42) 413.3bc (15.72) 388.7ab (20.74) 349.7b–d (28.29)
Ac8 527.20ab 511.1a (3.05) 489.7a (7.11) 449.3a (14.78) 431.5a (18.15)
Ac9 353.60de 361.2de (+2.15) 383.7c (+8.51) 359.8b (+1.75) 380.3a–c (+7.55)
Ac10 372.60d 363.4de (2.47) 356.7c (4.28) 348.3b (6.52) 333.4cd (10.52)
Ac11 487.80ab 479.3ab (1.74) 453.3ab (7.07) 389.9ab (20.07) 288.4de (40.88)
Ac12 282.60e 273.9f (3.08) 255.7d (9.52) 201.5c (28.69) 196.4f (30.5)
Ac13 555.40a 461.5a–c (16.91) 419.13bc (24.54) 351.4b (36.73) 313.4cd (43.57)
Mean 446.08a 409.0b (8.31) 384.84c (13.73) 353.23d (20.82) 335.61e (24.77)
  1. Mean values with different lower case letters in a row are significantly different at P < 0.05. Values in the parentheses indicate percent compared to the untreated control (0 dS m−1) plants
  2. ‘+’ symbol denotes increase in number of leaves under salinity stress compared to control