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Table 7 Effect of chitosan and calcium carbonate (0, 20 and 40 mg/L) on carbohydrates%, protein%, flavonoids (mg/100 g dry weight) contents and DPPH% of wheat plant grains 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 Carbohydrate (%) Protein (%) Flavonoids (mg/100 g dry wt) (%) DPPH (%)
Control 42.74 12.75 32.55 34.49
0 mg/L saline water     
 20 mg/L chitosan 43.25 38.54 34.94 42.97
 40 mg/L chitosan 43.77 52.72 36.92 52.70
 20 mg/L CaCO3 43.25 37.75 35.95 41.51
 40 mg/L CaCO3 43.51 49.20 35.54 47.30
5000 mg/l saline water 41.72 12.14 39.95 42.74
5000 mg/L saline water     
 20 mg/L chitosan 41.97 42.87 42.23 54.55
 40 mg/L chitosan 42.74 60.52 43.94 61.85
 20 mg/L CaCO3 41.72 40.56 43.59 50.60
 40 mg/L CaCO3 41.79 56.64 43.21 59.01
LSD (5%) 0.28 0.42 1.20 0.43