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Table 1 The effect of AM fungal inoculation on shoot dry weight, root surface area, phosphorus uptake, and root colonization by AM hyphae of two soybean cultivars of Nattoukotsubu and Tachinagaha

From: Complete root specimen of plants grown in soil-filled root box: sampling, measuring, and staining method

Cultivar

AM inoculation

Shoot dry weight

Root surface area

Phosphorus uptake

Root colonization by hyphae

  

(g plant−1)

(cm2)

(g plant−1)

(%)

Nattoukotsubu

0.51 ± 0.06

439 ± 6

0.04 ± 0.00

 

 + 

0.92 ± 0.12

549 ± 37

0.20 ± 0.05

66.4 ± 12.9

Tachinagaha

2.07 ± 0.13

1013 ± 42

0.13 ± 0.01

 

 + 

1.58 ± 0.15

847 ± 60

0.15 ± 0.03

41.4 ± 14.2

Cultivar (C)

 

***

***

ns

*

Inoculation (I)

 

ns

ns

**

 

C × I

 

**

**

*

 
  1. Values are means (n = 4). The percentage data of root colonization by AM hyphae were arcsine-transformed to normalize the distribution. ANOVA: ns, not significant; *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001