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Table 3 Impact of SA and IAA pre-soaking seeds on germination and seedling traits (% of control)

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

Treatments Germination % Shoot length Root length
2 mM SA 0.0 ± 0.0d 0.0 ± 0.0d 0.0 ± 0.0g
1 mM SA 75.0 ± 2.3c 61.5 ± 2.1c 44.3 ± 2.1e
0.5 mM SA 71.7 ± 3.2c 81.9 ± 3.3b 54.9 ± 2.6cd
0.25 mM SA 106.7 ± 4.5a 82.1 ± 4.1b 46.0 ± 1.9e
2 mM IAA 108.3 ± 3.9a 92.8 ± 2.8a 74.7 ± 3.2b
1 mM IAA 103.3 ± 4.8ab 78.9 ± 2.1b 58.3 ± 3.0c
0.5 mM IAA 93.3 ± 2.7b 77.2 ± 2.2b 49.7 ± 1.7de
0.25 mM IAA 78.3 ± 3.1c 67.6 ± 2.0c 35.8 ± 1.9f
Control 100.0 ± 3.6ab 100.0 ± 3.8a 100.0 ± 3.3a
  1. Data within a column followed with the same letter are not significantly different at the level 5%