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Table 4 Effect of Cu- CNP priming treatments on pigments

From: Priming with copper-chitosan nanoparticles elicit tolerance against PEG-induced hyperosmotic stress and salinity in wheat

Pigments Treatments
Non- Stress Under PEG-induced hyperosmotic stress Under salt stress
Control Hydro-priming 0.12% Cu- CNP 0.16% Cu- CNP Control Hydro-priming 0.12% Cu- CNP 0.16% Cu- CNP Control Hydro-priming 0.12% Cu- CNP 0.16% Cu- CNP
Chlorophyll a (ug/g F.wt.) 207 de 85 f 300 a 223 c 219 cd 83 f 259 b 298 a 202 e 83 f 297 a 291 a
Chlorophyll b (ug/g F.wt.) 39 d 16 e 53 c 64 ab 33 d 15 e 68 a 58 bc 51 c 17 e 52 c 57 c
Total chlorophyll (ug/g F.wt.) 246 d 101 e 353 a 287 c 251 d 98 e 328 b 356 a 253 d 101 e 350 a 348 a
Β-carotene (mg/g F.wt.) 3.7 d 2.2 g 5.6 a 4.5 c 4.3 c 2.2 g 3.3 e 4.8 b 2.9 f 2.2 g 5.7 a 4.7 b
Total carotenoids (mg/g F.wt.) 15 b 7 c 23 a 20 a 16 b 8 c 23 a 24 a 15 b 6 c 23 a 23 a
Lycopene contents (mg/g F.wt.) 3.04 d 1.34 e 4.7 a 4.05 b 3.15 d 1.31 e 4.7 a 3.8 bc 3.16 d 1.33 e 4.7 a 3.6 c
  1. Mean values of three replicates presented. Within a column, means sharing the same letters are non-significantly different (p > 0.05 and p > 0.01) according to the Tukey’s Test (HSD)