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Table 1 Distribution and diversity of endophytic bacteria in different organs of wheat plants at four growth stages1

From: Plant organ- and growth stage-diversity of endophytic bacteria with potential as biofertilisers isolated from wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

Wheat organ Growth stage Number of
taxa detected
Shannon index Evenness
root Tillering 7 1.767 b 0.908 a
Jointing 4 1.148 d 0.828 ab
Heading 8 1.935 a 0.931 a
Seed-filling 8 1.705 b 0.820 ab
stem Tillering 4 0.939 de 0.671 c
Jointing 3 0.796 e 0.724 b
Heading 6 1.782 b 0.884 ab
Seed-filling 6 1.549 bc 0.864 ab
leaf Tillering 3 0.867 e 0.789 b
Jointing 5 0.966 de 0.601 c
Heading 1 0 f 0 d
Seed-filling 5 1.494 c 0.928 a
  1. 1Different letters in the same column indicate significant differences at P ≤ 0.05 (ANOVA with Duncan's post-test)