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Table 1 Effect of pre-soaking maize seeds in SA for 48 hours on concentration and distribution of endogenous SA in soaked seeds and 5-days-old seedlings

From: Effect of exogenous salicylic acid or indole acetic acid on their endogenous levels, germination, and growth in maize

Endogenous SA Soaked seeds 5-days-old seedlings
Conc μg/g Amount μg/seed Shoot Root Seeds
Conc μg/g Amount μg/seed Conc μg/g Amount μg/seed Conc μg/g Amount μg/seed
2 mM SA 152.2a 55.2a - - - - 129.4a 51.7a
1 mM SA 53.5b 19.0b 19.8a 1.76b 20.4a 1.69b 15.1b 6.5b
0.5 mM SA 42.4c 16.7b 17.4a 2.20a 17.6a 2.11a 5.4b 2.6b
0.25 mM SA 19.1d 6.8c 15.9a 1.48c 16.5a 1.15c 5.6b 2.4b
Control 0.7e 0.3d 2.0b 0.25d 1.9b 0.24d 1.6b 0.7b
  1. Mean value is average of four replicates. In the same column with different letter(s) are significantly different (P ≤ 0.05). Conc concentration