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Table 5 Effects of treatments on relative water content (RWC) of leaves

From: Mixed rhizobia and Herbaspirillum seropedicae inoculations with humic acid-like substances improve water-stress recovery in common beans

RWC (%)
Treatments Grafite-2012 Bonus-2013
34 DAE 45 DAE 48 DAE 31 DAS 47 DAE 50 DAE
CI CI WDa CI WD CI CI WDa CI WD
Control 88.8 0A 87.2 Aa 52.5 Cb 84.8 Ba 66.4 Cb 92.5 A 91.1 Aa 67.5 Ab 91.6 Aa 78.7 Ab
R. tropici 89.2 A 89.2 Aa 60.5 Bb 89.3 Aa 72.1 Bb 93.4 A 95.3 Aa 74.1 Ab 92.8 Aa 86.1 Aa
R. tropici co-in 91.1 A 90.3 Aa 68.5 Ab 89.8 Aa 82.3 Aa 95.1 A 94.5 Aa 73.9 Ab 93.7 Aa 86.3 Aa
N-fertilizer 91.1 A 90.2 Aa 69.8 Ab 90.6 Aa 78.0 Ab 93.4 A 95.2 Aa 76.1 Ab 93.8 Aa 83.4 Ab
  1. Means (n = 4) from a same column followed by different capital letters and from same row followed by different letters are significantly different (p ≤ 0.05, LSD test)
  2. control non-inoculated, R. tropici inoculated with Rhizobium tropici (‘BR322’, ‘BR520’, and ‘BR534’), R. tropici co-in co-inoculation with R. tropici and H. seropedicae (HRC54) and humic acids-like, N-fertilizer non-inoculated and with urea application, DAE days after emergence
  3. aRepresent maximum water deficit. Common beans cv. Grafite and Bonus (1) were cultivated under two water regimes (continuous irrigation CI and water deficit WD induced after flowering)