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Table 3 Effect of cysteine (0, 20, and 40 mg/l) on H2O2, MDA (nmol/g fresh wt), and antioxidant enzyme activity (SOD and CAT) (U/min/g fresh wt) 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

TreatmentH2O2MDASODCAT
Salinity (mg/l)Cysteine (mg/l)(nmol/g FW)(U/min/g FW)
0036.10 e19.38 e41.96 h63.30 c
2031.66 f17.33 g43.23 g70.13 b
4028.74 g15.35 h44.46 f78.41 a
3000051.89 b27.52 b52.02 e51.39 f
2035.59 e21.31 d55.30 d58.07 d
4030.95 f18.43 f58.41 b63.06 c
6000061.83 a34.68 a57.18 c41.97 h
2043.12 c27.85 b58.95 b48.98 g
4038.43 d24.68 c61.34 a53.95 e
  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