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Table 5 Effect of X. badius inoculation on seed germination and seedling growth of L. multiflorum Lam. under different PEG-6000-induced drought 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

  PEG-6000 concentration (%) Germination rate (%) Shoot height (cm) Seedling fresh weight (g)
Non-inoculated 0.00 92.18 ± 1.88a 23.22 ± 1.72b 5.58 ± 0.38b
10.00 69.77 ± 1.89bc 16.45 ± 1.36cd 3.92 ± 0.39c
20.00 46.72 ± 3.18d 13.86 ± 1.29d 2.74 ± 0.51d
X. badius-inoculated 0.00 91.86 ± 3.21a 27.76 ± 2.01a 7.19 ± 0.25a
10.00 83.38 ± 2.77ab 21.39 ± 1.17b 5.36 ± 0.44b
20.00 57.69 ± 3.26c 17.90 ± 1.43c 3.88 ± 0.71c
Two-way ANOVA
 Drought 41.099*** 53.134*** 121.025***
 X. badius 12.247*** 76.028*** 115.298***
 Drought × X. badius 7.418** 13.532*** 4.952*
  1. Data are presented as mean of six replicates ± standard deviation. Small letters in the same column show statistically significant differences among different drought 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