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Table 4 Effects of different cadmium (Cd) levels of nutrient solution in root and shoot concentrations of Cd (mg kg−1 DW) in young and mature plants of garden cress

From: Plant growth stage influences heavy metal accumulation in leafy vegetables of garden cress and sweet basil

(mg L−1)Shoot CdRoot Cd
Young plantsMature plantsYoung plantsMature plants
Cd 00.02 ± 0.008c0.07 ± 0.01b0c0c
Cd 56.25 ± 0.90b4.55 ± 0.68ab342 ± 33ab246 ± 20b
Cd 1011.25 ± 1.4a5.78 ± 0.96a378 ± 15a348 ± 18a
  1. In each plant and for a given trait, means with at least one common letter are not significantly different at 5% level of Duncan's multiple range test