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Table 2 Relative concentration and fold changes of major metabolites in roots of wheat seedlings after 15 d of salt and alkali treatments

From: Comparative metabolic responses and adaptive strategies of wheat (Triticum aestivum) to salt and alkali stress

Metabolic pathways Metabolites Relative concentration Fold changes
CK SS AS log2 (SS/CK) log2 (AS/CK) log2 (AS/SS)
TCA cycle Cit 70.05 114.56 166.40 0.71 1.25a 0.54
Aco 1.37 1.44 2.87 0.07 1.07a 1.00a
α-KG 0.15 0.27 0.59 0.81 1.94a 1.13a
Succ 17.80 11.37 86.02 −0.65 2.27a 2.92a
Fum 1.25 1.04 7.21 −0.27 2.53a 2.80a
Mal 10.44 16.43 18.29 0.65 0.81 0.15
Glycolysis Glc 22.49 11.19 9.45 −1.01a −1.25a −0.24
G6P 0.49 0.23 0.10 −1.09a −2.32a −1.23a
F6P 0.19 0.10 0.05 −0.95 −1.96a −1.01a
3-PGA 0.44 0.27 0.14 −0.72 −1.63a −0.92
Pyr 0.49 0.52 0.39 0.09 −0.34 −0.43
PEP 0.64 0.61 0.25 −0.07 −1.34a −1.27a
Amino acids Glu 134.99 141.95 36.04 0.07 −1.91a −1.98a
GABA 104.32 46.87 33.20 −1.15a −1.65a −0.50
Ala 151.29 98.92 14.73 −0.61 −3.36a −2.75a
Asp 12.33 7.44 7.28 −0.73 −0.76 −0.03
Gly 7.45 4.09 0.97 −0.87 −2.94a −2.07a
Thr 9.71 4.95 1.50 −0.97 −2.70a −1.7a2
Ser 16.05 11.41 2.22 −0.49 −2.85a −2.36a
Val 17.42 8.19 5.28 −1.09a −1.72a −0.64
Pro 8.54 17.36 14.58 1.02a 0.77 −0.25
Phe 0.41 0.19 0.16 −1.08a −1.31a −0.23
Gln 0.11 0.12 0.02 0.17 −2.20a −2.36 a
Ile 7.50 3.06 2.51 −1.29a −1.58a −0.29
Leu 0.63 0.19 0.14 −1.73a −2.18a −0.44
Asn 16.66 3.07 1.29 −2.44a −3.69a −1.25a
Sugars and polyols Fru 860.33 684.72 237.87 −0.33 −1.85a −1.53a
Suc 96.20 180.38 104.07 0.91 0.11 −0.79
Tal 119.04 85.27 26.98 −0.48 −2.14a −1.66a
Kes 60.63 84.66 24.67 0.48 −1.30a −1.78a
Hep 0.80 0.29 0.18 −1.47a −2.19a −0.72
mIno 11.07 24.44 4.62 1.14a −1.26a −2.40a
Sor 9.78 3.13 3.42 −1.65a −1.52a 0.13
Rib 9.02 5.24 1.56 −0.78 −2.53a −1.75a
Gala 0.85 3.22 0.84 1.92a −0.02 −1.94a
Raf 0.39 1.01 0.10 1.39a −1.91a −3.29a
  1. The relative concentration of each metabolite is an average of data from six biological replicates obtained through GC–MS. Fold changes were calculated using the formula log2 (treatment/control)
  2. aindicates significance (p < 0.05)