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Table 9 Effect of fungal inoculation on different parameters of wheat plant parts at 50 and 70 days after sowing

From: Multifarious functional traits of free-living rhizospheric fungi, with special reference to Aspergillus spp. isolated from North Indian soil, and their inoculation effect on plant growth

  Shoot length (cm) Shoot weight (g) Shoot weight dry (g) Leaf number
50 days 70 days 50 days 70 days 50 days 70 days 50 days 70 days
 Control 14.5g* 24.9h 12.6i 20.5i 6.9g 11.4g 15g 24f
 NPK 28.5bc 35.8fg 16.8ef 24.8gh 12.3e 16.4e 22d 26ef
 NPK + Aspergillus niger (Asp-07) 40.6ab 56.4b 24.3b 38.9b 24.8b 24.7b 27b 36bc
 NPK + Penicillium sp-03 35.2cd 49.5c 20.5c 34.5cd 18.6c 20.3c 24c 31d
 NPK + Rhizopus oryzae ( Rzp-02) 31.4de 45.6d 18.1de 30.6e 15.9d 17.9d 20e 28e
Aspergillus niger 32.8d 44.2d 16.4fg 30.8e 14.8d 16.5de 24c 32d
Penicillium sp-03 25.6ef 38.1ef 15.1gh 26.2fg 11.7e 14.9f 20e 27e
Rhizopus oryzae 20.3fg 33.7g 13.9hi 23.1h 8.5f 11.6g 17f 25f
Aspergillus niger + Penicillium sp-03 35.7b 52.2c 21.5c 35.5c 18.7c 21.5c 27b 38b
Aspergillus niger + Rhizopus oryzae 25.3c 45.6d 18.4d 32.3d 15.7d 17.4d 25c 35c
Penicillium sp-03 + Rhizopus oryzae 22.6e 39.8e 15.1g 27.4f 12.8e 13.9f 22d 28e
Aspergillus niger + Penicillium sp-03 + Rhizopus oryzae 43.5a 60.9a 27.8a 43.5a 27.3a 29.4a 29a 41a
LSD at 5% 1.35 3.43 1.46 2.93 1.29 1.45 1.78 2.40
  1. * Means in columns followed by different superscript letters are significantly different at P < 0.05 as determined by Duncan’s multiple range test