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Table 5 Effect of chitosan and calcium carbonate (0, 20 and 40 mg/L) on osmo-protectants (TSS mg/g fresh weight, proline mg/100 g fresh weight and phenolics mg/100 g dry weight) contents of wheat plant growing 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 TSS (mg/g fresh wt) Proline (mg/100 g fresh wt) Phenolics (mg/100 g dry wt)
Control 11.37 33.05 27.07
0 mg/L saline water    
 20 mg/L chitosan 38.08 63.04 37.95
 40 mg/L chitosan 43.74 68.70 30.12
 20 mg/L CaCO3 36.48 61.49 47.15
 40 mg/L CaCO3 41.29 65.64 56.60
5000 mg/l saline water 13.27 43.03 32.89
5000 mg/L saline water    
 20 mg/L chitosan 47.73 72.58 38.91
 40 mg/L chitosan 51.40 80.75 63.14
 20 mg/L CaCO3 42.74 63.14 34.17
 40 mg/L CaCO3 45.76 70.25 50.26
LSD (5%) 0.30 1.19 1.24