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Table 5 Effect of salinity on dry weight of 13 purslane accessions

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

Purslane accessions Dry weight (g)
Salinity level (dS m−1)
0 8 16 24 32
Ac1 16.27bc 17.13bc (+5.29) 13.1bc (13.1) 9.23e–g (9.23) 8.33ef (8.33)
Ac2 15.39bc 13.58d (11.76) 10.34d (10.34) 9.18e–g (9.18) 8.42d–f (8.42)
Ac3 23.55a 21.39a (21.39) 19.29a (19.29) 20.16b (20.16) 18.51b (18.51)
Ac4 15.55bc 13.97cd (13.97) 10.7d (10.7) 8.95e–g (8.95) 8.66d–f (8.66)
Ac5 7.94d 6.45f (6.45) 6.74f (6.74) 7.81fg (7.81) 5.39g (5.39)
Ac6 20.67ab 17.77ab (17.77) 10.02d (10.02) 14.38c (14.38) 7.55e–g (7.55)
Ac7 15.91bc 13.24d (13.24) 14.17b (14.17) 12.77cd (12.77) 12.04c (12.04)
Ac8 16.63bc 11.57de (11.57) 11.16cd (11.16) 10.92de (10.92) 9.98c–e (9.98)
Ac9 15.5bc 13.48d (13.48) 21.3a (21.3) 23.9a (23.9) 23.4a (23.4)
Ac10 10.10cd 8.60ef (8.6) 7.44ef (7.44) 7.13g (7.13) 6.89fg (6.89)
Ac11 18.84ab 14.0cd (14.0) 13.43bc (13.43) 12.47cd (12.47) 11.08cd (11.08)
Ac12 11.99cd 14.41b–d (14.41) 9.46de (9.46) 7.72fg (7.72) 6.33fg (6.33)
Ac13 12.05cd 12.27d (12.27) 11.34cd (11.34) 9.58ef (9.58) 7.93e–g (7.93)
Mean 15.41a 13.68b (11.24) 12.19c (20.91) 11.86d (23.05) 10.35e (32.88)
  1. Mean values with different lower case letters in a row are significantly different at P < 0.0001. Values in the parentheses indicate percent compared to the untreated control (0 dS m−1) plants
  2. ‘+’ symbol indicate % increase in dry weight compared to control