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Table 6 Effect of cysteine (0, 20, and 40 mg/l) on seed yield, yield components, and oil content 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

Treatments Pods number/plant Pods weight /plant(g) Seeds number/plant Seeds weight/plant (g) Oil %
Salinity (mg/l) Cysteine (mg/l)
0 0 80 bc 50.96 b 130 c 28.64 c 14.2 a
20 120 a 65.48 a 210 a 39.39 a 14.8 a
40 110 ab 57.65 ab 190 ab 35.32 b 15.6 a
3000 0 70 c 48.96 b 128 c 20.39 d 14.0 a
20 80 bc 50.03 b 160 bc 31.32 c 14.6 a
40 80 bc 46.49 b 130 c 29.39 c 14.9 a
6000 0 55 c 20.32 d 77 d 8.03 f 14.2 a
20 75 bc 34.11 c 130 c 16.65 e 14.6 a
40 60 c 28.76 cd 115 cd 14.61 e 14.8 a
  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