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Table 2 Effect of salinity on shoot biomass, leaf growth, and mineral contents in the leaf growing zone

From: Effects of salinity on the transcriptome of growing maize leaf cells point at cell-age specificity in the involvement of the antioxidative response in cell growth restriction

  Distance from leaf base (mm)    
  15–30 mm 30–50 mm
Control Salt Control Salt
REGR (h-1) 0.062±0.005 0.041±0.003 0.054±0.003 0.018.±0.001
DM (%) 7.35±0.19 10.20±0.40 6.13±0.20 9.11±0.29
Na (μmol g FW-1) 0.10±0.005 42.10±0.203 0.15±0.005 53.00±1.904
Cl (μmol g FW-1) 43.0±2.0 102.1±4.9 42.5±2.3 103.5±9.5
Ca (μmol g FW-1) 6.7±0.4 1.5±0.1 3.9±0.15.0 1.1±0.4
  1. Effect of salinity on shoot biomass and leaf elongation rate (A), and on Relative elemental growth rate (REGR); % dry mater (DM), Na, Cl and Ca contents of growing leaf tissue from two locations along the growing zone: 15-30 mm and 30-50 mm from the leaf base (B). Plants were grown at 1mM NaCl (control) or 80 mM NaCl (Salt). Data are means ± SE (n=5).