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Table 1 Elemental concentrations (mg g−1 DW) in root and shoot of alfalfa cultivated under + Fe and –Fe growth conditions

From: Growth and physiological impairments in Fe-starved alfalfa are associated with the downregulation of Fe and S transporters along with redox imbalance

Elements Root Shoot
 + Fe −Fe  + Fe −Fe
Fe 164 ± 15.2a 97 ± 16.9b 85 ± 12.1a 41 ± 8.9b
Zn 141 ± 34.0a 64 ± 13.5b 64 ± 10.2a 33 ± 5.9b
S 14,014 ± 202.2a 10,613 ± 157.6b 4567 ± 203.4a 2145 ± 47.6b
Ca 834 ± 176.2a 511 ± 68.3b 507 ± 48.7a 497 ± 50.6a
  1. Data represent means ± SD (n = 3). Different letters indicate significant difference at P < 0.05 level