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Table 18 Effect of benzoic, t-cinnamic, and salicylic acids levels on some biochemical constituents of flax plants grown under sandy soil conditions (data are means of two successive seasons)

From: Comparative studies on the role of benzoic, t-cinnamic, and salicylic acids on growth, some biochemical aspects, and yield of three flax cultivars grown under sandy soil conditions

Treatments Chlorophyll a (mg/g FW) Chlorophyll b (mg/g FW) Carotenoids (mg/g FW) Total pigments (mg/g FW) IAA (μg/g FW) Phenolic content (mg/100 g FW)
Control 1.192 0.445 0.391 2.028 23.47 49.76
Benzoic acid 50 1.585 0.556 0.448 2.589 34.79 73.74
75 1.679 0.595 0.528 2.802 46.23 97.41
100 1.594 0.591 0.493 2.678 41.23 88.00
T-cinnamic acid 50 1.473 0.532 0.461 2.466 34.82 73.82
75 1.545 0.560 0.529 2.634 50.83 107.41
100 1.529 0.589 0.500 2.617 47.77 101.64
Salicylic acid 50 1.460 0.589 0.450 2.500 37.60 79.71
75 1.458 0.652 0.451 2.562 51.41 108.99
100 1.666 0.737 0.564 2.967 55.55 117.77
LSD at 0.05 0.10 0.103 0.10 0.113 1.22 2.65