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Table 4 Effect of X. badius inoculation on seed germination and seedling growth of L. multiflorum Lam. under different NaCl-induced salt conditions

From: Stress tolerance of Xerocomus badius and its promotion effect on seed germination and seedling growth of annual ryegrass under salt and drought stresses

  NaCl concentration (%) Germination rate (%) Shoot height (cm) Seedling fresh weight (g)
Non-inoculated 0.00 93.29 ± 2.01a 22.61 ± 1.01a 5.64 ± 0.55b
0.40 76.51 ± 1.74b 18.33 ± 1.54bc 4.76 ± 0.62c
0.80 52.74 ± 4.63d 14.67 ± 1.63d 3.22 ± 0.43d
X. badius-inoculated 0.00 90.67 ± 1.89a 26.14 ± 1.29a 7.20 ± 0.18a
0.40 85.69 ± 3.22ab 23.29 ± 1.22a 6.05 ± 0.39b
0.80 64.52 ± 2.98c 18.83 ± 1.98bc 4.27 ± 0.47c
Two-way ANOVA
 Salt 34.710*** 6.408** 383.828***
 X. badius 18.866*** 142.712*** 372.925***
  Salt × X. badius 3.272* 9.544*** 10.846***
  1. Data are presented as mean of six replicates ± standard deviation. Small letters in the same column show statistically significant differences among different salt stress treatments for the same parameter at P ≤ 0.05 based on Tukey’s HSD post hoc test. *, ** and ***Significant at P ≤ 0.05, 0.01, and 0.001, respectively