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Table 1 Effect of lead (Pb) and mercury (Hg) on nodule number, fresh weight (FW) and dry weight (DW) of nodule, root, stem and leaf in Soybean (Glycine max L.) at 60 DAS

From: Proteomic and ecophysiological responses of soybean (Glycine max L.) root nodules to Pb and hg stress

Attributes per plant Treatment
Control Lead (Pb) Mercury (Hg)
Nodules
 Number 138 ± 13.3 (00) 95 ± 7.67 (−31.16%)* 58 ± 4.67 (−57.97%)**
 Fresh weight (g) 1.327 ± 0.06 (00) 1.101 ± 0.05 (−17.03%) NS 0.704 ± 0.04 (−46.95%)**
 Dry weight (g) 0.405 ± 0.03 (00) 0.380 ± 0.01 (−6.17%) NS 0.250 ± 0.01 (−38.27%)**
Root
 Fresh weight (g) 5.97 ± 0.21 (00) 4.85 ± 0.30 (−18.8%) NS 3.37 ± 0.18 (−43.55%)**
 Dry weight (g) 0.588 ± 0.03 (00) 0.44 ± 0.03 (−25.17%)* 0.31 ± 0.02 (−47.27%)**
Stem
 Fresh weight (g) 7.13 ± 0.42 (00) 5.72 ± 0.38 (−19.77%) NS 4.73 ± 0.25 (−33.66%)***
 Dry weight (g) 1.29 ± 0.06 (00) 1.00 ± 0.08 (−22.48%)* 0.78 ± 0.06 (−39.53%)**
Leaf
 Fresh weight (g) 9.77 ± 0.85 (00) 7.37 ± 0.65 (−24.56%)* 6.02 ± 0.42 (−38.38%)**
 Dry weight (g) 1.56 ± 0.08 (00) 1.20 ± 0.04 (−23.8%)* 0.91 ± 0.05 (− 41.67%)**
  1. All data are presented as the mean ± standard error (SE). The measurements were made using five biological replicates. The statistical analyses were carried out using one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and means were compare using Tukey’s test. NS = Non-significant, *P ≤ 0.05 and **P ≤ 0.01