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Table 6 Effect of phenolic acid treatments on photosynthetic pigments, IAA and phenolic contents 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)
Benzoic acid 1.513 0.547 0.465 2.524 36.43 77.23
T-cinnamic acid 1.435 0.532 0.470 2.436 39.22 83.16
Salicylic acid 1.444 0.606 0.464 2.514 42.01 89.06
LSD 0.05 0.011 0.037 0.033 0.010 1.020 2.15