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Table 1 Effects of exogenous GABA on the growth of muskmelon seedlings exposed to salinity-alkalinity stress at 3 d

From: Exogenous GABA enhances muskmelon tolerance to salinity-alkalinity stress by regulating redox balance and chlorophyll biosynthesis

Treatment Total fresh weight (g/plant) Total dry weight (g/plant) Area of leaf (cm2/plant)
Control 18.31 ± 1.42ab 1.08 ± 0.55ab 235.09 ± 15.6b
CG 25.08 ± 2.90a 1.39 ± 0.13a 289.16 ± 16.4a
S 9.54 ± 0.64c 0.72 ± 0.06b 158.76 ± 6.5c
SG 14.57 ± 0.76b 1.00 ± 0.06ab 173.95 ± 13.3bc
  1. H2O foliar prespraying for 8 h under normal nutrient solution cultivation conditions, (Control); 50 mM GABA foliar prespraying for 8 h under nutrient solution cultivation conditions, (CG); Normal nutrient solution containing 50 mM salinity-alkalinity and H2O foliar prespraying, (S); 50 mM GABA foliar prespraying for 8 h under salinity-alkalinity stress, (SG). Data were analyzed with SPSS 20 software (IBM) using Tukey’s multiple range test at a significance level of P < 0.05, and different letters above the bars indicate a significant difference. Data were expressed as the mean ± standard error of three independent biological replicates