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Table 4 Effect of ethephon, STS, and SNP alone or in combination with supplements on maintenance of lignin content from the bending zone of the stems at 3, 6, and 9 days after treatment

From: Characterizing the effects of different chemicals on stem bending of cut snapdragon flower

Treatment Lignin content (A280 mg-1 protein)
3D 6D 9D
Control 1.2 ± 0.1 cd 0.4 ± 0.09 c 0.16 ± 0.05 b
STS 1 ± 0.17 d 0.33 ± 0.01 c 0.14 ± 0.01 b
SNP 1.5 ± 0.29 bc 0.45 ± 0.1 c 0.18 ± 0.01 b
Ethephon 2.5 ± 0.29 a 1.25 ± 0.14ab 0.55 ± 0.12 a
Control + (BA, GA3, CaCl2) 1.9 ± 0.12 b 1.34 ± 0.16a 0.45 ± 0.05a
STS + (BA, GA3, CaCl2) 1.5 ± 0.17 bc 0.42 ± 0.08 c 0.27 ± 0.02 b
SNP + (BA, GA3, CaCl2) 1.8 ± 0.15 bc 0.99 ± 0.08 b 0.5 ± 0.06 a
Ethephon + (BA, GA3, CaCl2) 2.1 ± 0.1 ab 1.09 ± 0.04ab 0.62 ± 0.08 a
  1. Data represent the mean of three replicates, and error bars indicate the standard error. Means with the same letters are not significantly different according to the least significant difference test (LSDT, p < 0.05)