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Table 2 Effect of chitosan and calcium carbonate (0, 20 and 40 mg/L) on morphological characters of wheat plant grown under different salinity levels (0, 5000 mg/L)

From: Attenuation of negative effects of saline stress in wheat plant by chitosan and calcium carbonate

Treatments Shoot length (cm) Leaves no/tiller Shoot fresh wt (g) Shoot dry wt (g) Root fresh wt (g) Root dry weight (g)
Control 32.00 4.33 1.90 0.61 0.41 0.10
0 mg/L saline water       
 20 mg/L chitosan 34.00 5.00 2.31 0.76 0.58 0.12
 40 mg/L chitosan 36.00 6.00 2.79 0.94 0.70 0.14
 20 mg/L CaCO3 34.33 5.33 2.25 0.72 0.57 0.11
 40 mg/L CaCO3 38.67 6.00 2.43 0.90 0.63 0.14
5000 mg/l saline water 29.67 3.67 1.44 0.54 0.36 0.07
5000 mg/L saline water       
 20 mg/L chitosan 32.00 4.33 1.62 0.65 0.43 0.09
 40 mg/L chitosan 34.00 5.00 2.04 0.73 0.43 0.10
 20 mg/L CaCO3 33.00 4.33 1.53 0.56 0.37 0.09
 40 mg/L CaCO3 33.67 4.67 1.81 0.65 0.42 0.10
LSD (5%) 2.70 0.81 0.21 0.07 0.06 0.01
  1. Data are means of two seasons