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Table 5 Effect of inoculation with isolates under control and salinity stress on the amount of Na and K in shoot and root tissues of maize plants measured by AAS

From: Maize growth response to different Bacillus strains isolated from a salt-marshland area under salinity stress

Isolate Bacterial Name Shoot Root
Na (mg/g DW) K (mg/g DW) Na/K Na K Na/K
Control Salinity Control Salinity control Salinity Control Salinity Control Salinity control Salinity
33 B. cereus 47.86 68.63 57.78 43.98 0.84 1.57 48.59 68.01 19.73 25.04 2.51 2.74
34 B. cereus 58.68 66.40 63.30 27.57 0.93 2.51 58.76 65.00 30.06 24.55 1.97 2.65
35 B. cereus 60.04 65.02 61.70 24.84 0.98 2.78 61.18 57.20 19.69 17.56 3.13 3.26
36 B. atrophaeus 55.43 68.70 57.95 32.25 0.96 2.13 66.95 68.70 23.05 12.32 2.92 5.69
37 B. subtilis 40.54 68.70 32.46 26.93 1.64 2.58 67.94 65.91 23.68 13.20 2.87 5.25
38 B. thuringiensis 71.92 87.03 77.30 37.90 0.93 2.30 65.18 61.03 34.80 17.81 1.93 3.43
39 B. cereus 61.71 64.54 55.75 20.98 1.20 3.51 67.82 60.77 38.31 15.83 1.77 3.84
73 B. subtilis 81.56 87.20 64.95 55.82 1.26 1.56 80.94 75.48 36.19 21.95 2.24 3.43
74 B. cereus 60.20 59.02 66.22 61.92 0.91 0.96 32.54 72.91 31.18 19.05 1.04 4.55
89 B. cereus 49.86 56.79 46.78 28.36 1.07 2.04 63.71 49.95 23.68 6.36 2.69 7.89
90 B. atrophaeus 25.76 35.19 43.32 11.68 0.60 3.32 40.37 58.55 11.33 18.00 3.63 3.25
91 B. cereus 1.82 5.24 83.78 53.22 0.02 0.10 12.93 22.31 52.45 13.95 0.24 1.61
104 B. cereus 70.46 82.32 35.33 28.19 2.02 2.92 65.74 68.79 13.06 15.34 6.98 4.49
105 B. cereus 70.24 78.75 6.44 20.66 11.25 3.81 61.45 80.07 13.54 20.14 4.55 4.02
106 B. cereus 54.92 69.48 66.75 39.68 0.82 1.75 68.77 75.71 26.54 28.65 2.59 2.80
120 B. thuringiensis 51.66 64.76 69.90 48.11 0.75 1.35 49.50 37.26 31.24 20.43 1.65 1.94
121 B. cereus 82.46 98.26 68.85 46.19 1.20 2.14 80.55 71.27 34.25 23.07 2.36 3.12
128 B. cereus 86.70 87.02 64.54 36.64 1.36 2.38 76.69 78.04 25.11 16.90 3.04 4.65
129 B. cereus 65.72 78.55 37.25 33.99 1.76 2.34 58.39 71.69 13.24 18.49 4.46 3.89
130 B. cereus 73.21 70.04 57.10 37.37 1.30 1.88 71.22 84.00 23.47 27.32 3.13 3.08
146 B. cereus 49.63 85.32 68.45 23.03 0.73 3.71 62.45 85.64 26.51 28.99 2.39 2.98
147 B. cereus 53.30 78.40 57.89 37.38 0.92 2.13 46.57 70.55 24.99 18.55 1.89 4.33
148 B. cereus 53.81 78.52 52.76 27.77 1.02 2.85 53.97 69.79 25.84 17.46 2.12 4.33
149 B. cereus 51.09 87.01 47.11 25.51 1.09 3.41 55.91 78.71 22.46 17.22 2.51 4.59
Control 0 20.06 20.06 40.32 40.32 0.49 0.49 54.55 54.55 18.71 18.71 2.96 2.96
minus/plus 62.78 76.39 62.11 39.06 1.01 1.99 63.00 74.40 34.32 13.62 1.84 6.00
LSD Value 13.26 16.37 1.13 14.34 10.20 2.17