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Table 6 One-way ANOVA of some soluble metabolites of Ocimum basilicum under Drought and mycorrhiza

From: Mycorrhizal impact on Ocimum basilicum grown under drought stress

Parameter Growth stage Soil field capacity
100% 70% 40%
Soluble carbohydrate (mgg−1 DWt) Seedling 12.75 ± 0.22c (14.36 ± 0.19c)* 5.20 ± 0.09b (7.85 ± 0.18b)* 3.64 ± 0.15a (4.90 ± 0.44a)*
  Vegetative 14.04 ± 0.46c (16.13 ± 0.16c)* 10.80 ± 0.31b (12.45 ± 0.22b)* 9.78 ± 0.14a (10.63 ± 0.13a)*
  Flowering 13.73 ± 0.13c (14.68 ± 0.22c)* 9.34 ± 0.28b (10.32 ± 0.03b)* 7.57 ± 0.10a (8.48 ± 0.26a)*
  Fruiting 12.25 ± 0.31c (14.26 ± 0.23c)* 8.88 ± 0.27b (9.42 ± 0.04b)* 6.46 ± 0.27a (7.79 ± 0.31a)*
Amino acids (mgg−1 DWt) Seedling 250.27 ± 4.78a (271.87 ± 10.01a)* 451.20 ± 3.49b (311.47 ± 2.31b)* 535.73 ± 3.24c (512.80 ± 9.23c)ns
  Vegetative 671.20 ± 4.33a (691.47 ± 3.53a)* 726.40 ± 3.67b (697.33 ± 4.13b)* 760.93 ± 4.42c (736.40 ± 7.47c)*(
  Flowering 359.60 ± 6.38a (478.80 ± 4.21a)* 613.90 ± 3.32b (527.83 ± 5.09b)* 742.80 ± 5.56c (687.87 ± 2.67c)*
  Fruiting 109.47 ± 8.75a (114.13 ± 4.73a)ns 148.53 ± 4.56b (135.73 ± 2.70b)ns 206.53 ± 5.43c 154.93 ± 13.09b)*
Glycine betaine (mgg−1 DWt) Seedling 1.36 ± 0.05a (1.46 ± 0.08a)ns 1.82 ± 0.03 (1.58 ± 0.01)* 2.77 ± 0.06 (2.29 ± 0.08)*
  Vegetative 2.23 ± 0.10a (2.77 ± 0.08a)* 4.07 ± 0.05b (2.53 ± 0.00b)* 6.53 ± 0.33c (4.88 ± 0.17c)*
  Flowering 2.07 ± 0.04a (2.64 ± 0.13a)* 3.56 ± 0.19b (2.36 ± .06b)* 6.18 ± 0.34c (4.64 ± 0.17c)*
  Fruiting 1.03 ± 0.00a (1.84 ± 0.07a)ns 1.63 ± 0.02b (1.37 ± 0.07b)* 2.09 ± 0.04c (1.81 ± 0.03c)*
Proline (mgg−1 DWt) Seedling 3.67 ± 0.12a (3.44 ± 0.09a)* 4.74 ± 0.28b (2.88 ± 0.05b)* 5.39 ± 0.09c (7.42 ± 0.30c)*
  Vegetative 7.02 ± 0.59a (7.11 ± 0.37b)* 12.30 ± 0.24b (10.91 ± 0.45b)* 23.03 ± 1.46c (16.41 ± 0.05c)*
  Flowering 4.37 ± 0.12a (4.67 ± 0.17a)* 10.95 ± 0.82b (3.70 ± 0.18a)* 14.32 ± 0.67c (9.53 ± 0.12c)*
  Fruiting 1.39 ± 0.21a (1.49 ± 0.14a)* 7.05 ± 0.46b (2.51 ± 0.29b)* 12.88 ± 1.43c (2.84 ± 0.55c)*
Total soluble nitrogen (mgg−1 DWt) Seedling 1.32 ± 0.09a (2.37 ± 0.15a)ns 2.63 ± 0.04b (2.90 ± 0.01ab)* 3.41 ± 0.03b (3.50 ± 0.03c)*
  Vegetative 2.84 ± 0.03a (3.98 ± 0.03b)* 3.46 ± 0.10b (4.37 ± 0.06b)* 5.01 ± 0.15c (8.13 ± 0.15c)*
  Flowering 2.16 ± 0.7a (3.06 ± 0.01a)* 3.44 ± 0.24b (3.78 ± 0.04b)* 4.53 ± 0.24c (5.40 ± 0.09c)*
  Fruiting 0.85 ± 0.04a (1.61 ± 0.20a)* 2.25 ± 0.01b (2.45 ± 0.03b)* 2.16 ± 0.07c (2.86 ± 0.08a)*
  1. Values of parameters in parentheses correspond to the application of mycorrhiza. Values in a row with different superscript letters are significantly different at P < 0.05
  2. *Significant effect of mycorrhiza application at each soil field capacity at P < 0.05 according to t-test
  3. ns: non-significant effect of mycorrhiza application at each soil field capacity at P < 0.05 according to t-test