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Table 1 Phenotypic characterization of maize seedlings

From: Adaptation of maize source leaf metabolism to stress related disturbances in carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus balance

   Low temperature Low nitrogen Low phosphorus
Growth feature Unit Control T Cold % Control N Low N % Control P Low P %
shoot FW g FW 16.23 6.40 39.42 60.00 17.58 29.29 60.60 24.81 40.94
   (±4.25) (±0.79)   (±3.69) (±2.18)   (±4.18) (±2.48)  
leaf elongation rate cm d-1 6.51 3.87 59.38 7.17 4.35 60.70 6.03 4.18 69.38
   (±0.65) (±0.72)   (±0.58) (±0.61)   (±0.29) (±0.21)  
  1. Stressed and control plants were always grown within the same experiment. Plants from the low temperature experiment were harvested 20 days after germination; in the nutrient deficiency experiment, plants were harvested 30 days after germination.