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Table 2 P-values of one-way ANOVA evaluating the effect of three soil Zn levels on mycorrhizal pathway of Zn uptake (MPU of Zn) in grain, straw and total plant (grain+straw) (%; μg) and on direct pathway of uptake (DPU of Zn) in grain, straw and total plant (grain+straw) (μg) of bread wheat and barley inoculated with Rhizophagus irregularis. Plants were sampled at physiological maturity (Zadoks growth stage 90)

From: The mycorrhizal pathway of zinc uptake contributes to zinc accumulation in barley and wheat grain

Parametersa Wheat Barley
MPU of Zn in grain (%) 0.046 b 0.016
MPU of Zn in straw (%) 0.024 0.469
MPU of Zn in total plant (%) 0.033 0.231
MPU of Zn in grain (μg) < 0.001 0.002
MPU of Zn in straw (μg) < 0.001 < 0.001
MPU of Zn in total plant (μg) < 0.001 < 0.001
DPU of Zn in grain (μg) < 0.001 0.010
DPU of Zn in straw (μg) < 0.001 < 0.001
DPU of Zn in total plant (μg) < 0.001 < 0.001
  1. aSoil zinc levels: 0, 20 and 75 mg kg− 1 soil in the form of ZnSO4.7H2O
  2. bIn bold statistically significant values (P ≤ 0.05). (No of replicates = 5)