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Table 1 Effect of cysteine (0, 20, and 40 mg/l) on growth criteria of soybean plant irrigated with saline water (0, 3000, and 6000 mg/l). Results are means of two successive seasons

From: Physiological and biochemical responses of soybean (Glycine max L.) to cysteine application under sea salt stress

Treatment Plant height (cm) Branches number/plant Leaves number/plant Dry weight of leaves/plant (g) Dry weight of stem/plant (g)
Salinity (mg/l) Cysteine (mg/l)
0 0 49.00 ab 1.00 b 8.33 c 3.08 ab 1.10 b
20 54.33 ab 1.00 b 10.67 ab 4.26 a 1.82 ab
40 56.00 ab 1.00 b 12.33 a 4.11 a 1.69 ab
3000 0 47.00 ab 1.00 b 8.33 c 2.64 b 1.43 ab
20 48.00 ab 1.00 b 8.67 c 3.36 ab 1.73 ab
40 58.67 a 2.00 a 9.33 bc 3.46 ab 1.97 a
6000 0 44.33 b 1.00 b 8.33 c 2.45 b 1.06 b
20 48.67 ab 1.00 b 8.33 c 2.53 b 1.49 ab
40 49.67 ab 2.00a 8.67 c 2.55 b 1.60 ab
  1. Mean values (n = 3) in each column followed by a different letter are significantly different at ≤ 0.05 by Duncan’s multiple range test