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Table 1 Effect of Ag/SiO2NC and Dithane M-45 on the growth vigour of faba bean plants root

From: Antifungal activity of silver/silicon dioxide nanocomposite on the response of faba bean plants (Vicia faba L.) infected by Botrytis cinerea

Treatmentsa Fresh mass (g) Dry mass (g) Length (cm) Distribution (g/cm) Density (g/cm) Root/shoot ratio
Non-infected and untreated control 8.03 ± 0.57cb 1.91 ± 0.14c 16.52 ± 0.96c 0.49 ± 0.06c 0.12 ± 0.04b 0.24 ± 0.06b
Infected and treated by Ag/SiO2NC 4.20 ± 0.19a 1.43 ± 0.31b 10.89 ± 0.48a 0.39 ± 0.03a 0.13 ± 0.01b 0.19 ± 0.02a
Infected and treated by Dithane M-45 10.23 ± 0.72d 2.30 ± 0.19d 20.60 ± 0.18d 0.50 ± 0.05c 0.11 ± 0.01b 0.27 ± 0.03b
Infected and untreated control 6.50 ± 0.33b 0.88 ± 0.12a 14.30 ± 0.13b 0.45 ± 0.12b 0.06 ± 0.04a 0.22 ± 0.09a
  1. aThe treatments including control, infected plants, Ag/SiO2NC, Dithane M-45
  2. bValues within each column, means ± SE (n = 9) followed by a similar letter are not significantly different at p ≤ 0.05 using Tukey–Kramer HSD test