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Table 3 Effects of L2-4 strain inoculation on the early growth parameters of Jatropha

From: Leaf-residing Methylobacterium species fix nitrogen and promote biomass and seed production in Jatropha curcas

Treatmentsa SVIb Relative chlorophyll content Seedling dry biomass (per seedling)c
Control 1818.4 ± 69.3 34.91 ± 1.79 3.07 ± 0.27
L2-4 3297.7 ± 153.7 38.81 ± 0.51 4.30 ± 0.18
LSD (P ≤ 0.05) 551.02 3.18 0.32
  1. aAfter seed soaking, the seeds (50 seeds/replicate, n = 3) were drained and sown in trays containing non-sterilized soil and maintained in a greenhouse and at 28 °C
  2. bSeedling vigor index (SVI) was calculated using the formula: SVI = % germination × seedling length (shoot length + root length) in cm
  3. cEach value represents mean of three replicates and expressed in grams. Samples were measured at 45 DAS