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Table 2 Results of plant growth induction study on Vigna radiata

From: Ameliorating effects of chicken feathers in plant growth promotion activity by a keratinolytic strain of Bacillus subtilis PF1

Parameters Control soil Soil treated with bacterial suspension Soil treated with bacterial suspension and feathers
Root length 5.3 ± 0.79 6.27 ± 1.25 9.45 ± 0.73*
Root weight (g) 0.18 ± 0.02 0.21 ± 0.11 0.22 ± 0.17
Number of root hairs 5.0 ± 1.8 7.75 ± 1.25 10.5 ± 2.64*
Plumule length 6.4 ± 0.59 8.6 ± 0.69* 12.8 ± 0.34*
Shoot weight 0.21 ± 0.007 0.23 ± 0.009 0.377 ± 0.05*
  1. The experiments were performed in triplicate and individual values are depicted as mean ± standard deviation
  2. * Denotes a value significantly greater than the control value (p < 0.05)