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Table 1 Distribution of 14C photosynthates translocated in different cucumber parts

From: Photosynthetic contribution and characteristics of cucumber stems and petioles

Treatment Shoot apex Petiole Stem Root Leaf blade Ratio to one leaf blade
Stem & Petiole (A) 0.9% ± 0.02% 33.4% ± 3.13% 59.8% ± 4.05% 5.9% ± 0.94%   7.6%
Leaf blade (B) 0.1% ± 0.02% 16.4% ± 1.29% 67.6% ± 5.79% 1.5% ± 0.13% 14.4% ± 1.23% 100.0%
Stem (C) 2.1% ± 0.13% 34.4% ± 8.26% 61.6% ± 7.09% 2.0% ± 1.03%   5.0%
Petiole (D) 2.4% ± 0.14% 55.3% ± 1.70% 39.1% ± 2.92% 3.3% ± 0.08%   3.4%
  1. Samples with 14CO2 absorption for stems and petioles (A), 14CO2 absorption for one leaf blade (B), 14CO2 absorption for stems (petioles are wrapped in foil to inhibition of photosynthesis) (C), 14CO2 absorption for petioles (stems are wrapped in foil to inhibition of photosynthesis) (D), all treatments retain shoot apex. The data represents mean values ± SE (n = 3)