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Table 3 Biomass distribution of X. spinosum seedlings at different sand burial depths

From: Effects of sand burial depth on Xanthium spinosum seed germination and seedling growth

Sand burial
depth (cm)
Root biomass ratio Stem biomass ratio Leaf biomass ratio Root to shoot ratio
1 0.1359± 0.0046e 0.1881 ± 0.0044a 0.6115 ± 0.0078a 0.1600 ± 0.0069c
2 0.1572 ± 0.0050de 0.1764 ± 0.0051b 0.6022 ± 0.0095a 0.1896 ± 0.0076c
3 0.1754 ± 0.0048d 0.1493 ± 0.0031cd 0.6106 ± 0.0062a 0.2160 ± 0.0073c
5 0.2336 ± 0.0073c 0.1406 ± 0.0048d 0.5553 ± 0.0110b 0.3142 ± 0.0133c
7 0.4033 ± 0.0101b 0.1195 ± 0.0031e 0.4693 ± 0.0082c 0.7113 ± 0.0313b
9 0.6753 ± 0.0251a 0.0918 ± 0.0051f 0.2329 ± 0.0212d 3.1712 ± 0.3780a
  1. The values were represented as means ± SE. Different lowercase letters indicate significant differences among the different sand burial depths of X. spinosum by using one-way ANOVA from LSD tests (P < 0.05)