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Table 8 One-way ANOVA of pigment fractions 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%
Chlorophyll a (mgg1 FWt) Seedling 4.56 ± 0.001a (5.34 ± 0.001a)* 3.20 ± 0.001b (3.98 ± 0.001b)* 1.64 ± 0.001c (2.42 ± 0.001c)*
  Vegetative 4.96 ± 0.001a (5.74 ± 0.001a)* 3.40 ± 0.001b (4.18 ± 0.001b)* 1.84 ± 0.001c (2.62 ± 0.001c)*
  Flowering 4.76 ± 0.001a (5.64 ± 0.002a)* 3.01 ± 0.001b (3.97 ± 0.001b)* 1.45 ± 0.001c (2.23 ± 0.001c)*
  Fruiting 3.37 ± 0.001a (4.15 ± 0.001a)* 2.04 ± 0.001b (3.04 ± 0.001b)* 1.01 ± 0.001c (1.25 ± 0.001c)*
Chlorophyll b (mgg1 FWt) Seedling 1.56 ± 0.001a (2.34 ± 0.001a)* 1.20 ± 0.001b (1.98 ± 0.001b)* 0.64 ± 0.001c (1.42 ± 0.001c)*
  Vegetative 1.96 ± 0.001a (3.04 ± 0.001a)* 1.42 ± 0.001b (2.18 ± 0.001b)* 1.04 ± 0.001c (1.62 ± 0.001c)*
  Flowering 1.76 ± 0.001a (2.54 ± 0.002a)* 1.01 ± 0.001b (1.97 ± 0.001b)* 0.89 ± 0.001c (1.23 ± 0.001c)*
  Fruiting 1.37 ± 0.001a (2.15 ± 0.001a)* 0.91 ± 0.001b (1.14 ± 0.001b)* 0.72 ± 0.001c (1.25 ± 0.001c)*
Carotenoids (mgg1 FWt) Seedling 1.40 ± 0.001a (2.08 ± 0.001a)* 1.06 ± 0.001b (1.73 ± 0.001b)* 0.54 ± 0.001c (1.21 ± 0.001c)*
  Vegetative 1.74 ± 0.001a (2.71 ± 0.001a)* 1.24 ± 0.001b (1.91 ± 0.001b)* 0.89 ± 0.001c (1.36 ± 0.001c)*
  Flowering 1.56 ± 0.001a (2.26 ± 0.002a)* 0.89 ± 0.001b (1.73 ± 0.001b)* 0.75 ± 0.001c (1.03 ± 0.001c)*
  Fruiting 1.22 ± 0.001a (1.91 ± 0.001a)* 0.81 ± 0.001b (1.01 ± 0.001b)* 0.62 ± 0.001c (0.91 ± 0.001c)*
  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