TABLE 3.

Growth responses of potted rice plants 160 days after inoculation with various gfp-tagged strains of wild-type rhizobiaa

Rhizobium test strainTotal plant root vol/pot (cm3) ± SEShoot dry wt/pot (g) ± SEPlant height/shoot (cm) ± SETotal shoot N/pot (g) ± SE% Shoot N/pot ± SEGrain yield/pot (g) ± SE
Ac-ORS571210 ± 36A63 ± 2A79.59 ± 5.67A0.7020 ± 0.0368AB1.11 ± 0.03B86 ± 5A
Sm-1021180 ± 26A67 ± 5A81.67 ± 8.29A0.8235 ± 0.0653A1.23 ± 0.08AB86 ± 4A
Sm-1002168 ± 8AB52 ± 4BC75.70 ± 5.88B0.6805 ± 0.0932AB1.30 ± 0.07AB61 ± 4B
Rl-2370175 ± 23A61 ± 8AB76.35 ± 6.84B0.8569 ± 0.1239A1.40 ± 0.07A64 ± 9B
Mh-93193 ± 16A67 ± 4A75.87 ± 8.00B0.7962 ± 0.0148A1.19 ± 0.02B77 ± 5A
Control130 ± 10B47 ± 6C66.06 ± 9.32C0.6047 ± 0.0900B1.28 ± 0.08AB51 ± 4C
  • a Data are represented as means per pot from three pot replicates, each containing 15 transplanted plants per strain. Values followed by a different superscript capital letter are significantly different at the 95% confidence level according to Duncan's multiple-range test.