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Table 1 plant growth rate of potted single tomato plants measured at 0, 30, 50, 70 and 90 days after transplanting (DAT) for the 4 aeration levels at the 3 NaCl stress levels

From: Effect of soil aeration on root morphology and photosynthetic characteristics of potted tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum) at different NaCl salinity levels

TreatmentsGrowth rate of plant height/ (cm/Day)Growth rate of stem diameter/ (mm/Day)
0-30DAT30-50DAT50-70DAT70-90DAT0-30DAT30-50DAT50-70DAT70-90DAT
CK0.99a1.26a1.80ab0.84ab0.79a0.48ab0.15a0.54bcde
S1A00.74bcd0.83abc1.63abc1.23ab0.33bcd0.24abc0.49a0.81abc
S1A10.83ab0.76bcd1.80ab1.53ab0.38bc0.33abc0.48a1.06ab
S1A20.96a1.01ab1.85a1.21ab0.73a0.32abc0.47a0.78abc
S1A30.78bc1.06ab1.34abcd1.31ab0.54ab0.58a0.41a0.83abc
S2A00.48e0.36de1.19bcd1.30ab0.25 cd0.08bc0.67a0.13e
S2A10.63cde0.44cde0.93def1.63ab0.35bcd0.04c0.61a0.31cde
S2A20.62cde0.48cde1.39abcd1.70a0.40bc0.41abc0.35a0.69abcd
S2A30.60de0.49cde1.05cde1.15ab0.32bcd0.45abc0.19a0.32cde
S3A00.51e0.24e0.30 g0.60b0.09d0.32abc0.17a0.30cde
S3A10.53e0.29e0.43 fg0.87ab0.23 cd0.20abc0.49a0.19de
S3A20.57e0.34de0.48efg1.20ab0.26 cd0.47abc0.16a1.11a
S3A30.55e0.21e0.29 g0.94ab0.23 cd0.23abc0.31a0.44cde
F-value
 Aeration volume (A)3.396*0.637 ns1.528 ns0.755 ns4.040*2.685 ns1.243 ns3.446*
 Salinity level (S)37.611**22.114**31.761**2.078 ns19.615**1.725 ns1.970 ns7.479**
 A × S0.827 ns0.341 ns0.521 ns0.371 ns0.861 ns1.177 ns0.866 ns2.197 ns
  1. Note: Values followed by different small letters in the same column meant significant differences at p < 5%. ANOVA F-value for main and interaction effects were not significant (ns) or significant at ≤5% (*) and ≤ 1% level (**)