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Table 2 Effect of Ag/SiO2NC and Dithane M-45 on the growth vigour of faba bean plants shoot

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) Diameter (mm) Distribution (g/cm) Density (g/cm) Leaf area (cm2) No. of nodes
Non-infected and untreated control 48.60 ± 0.53cb 7.35 ± 1.31c 69.54 ± 1.02 c 7.11 ± 0.11c 0.70 ± 0.08b 0.11 ± 0.05b 41.20 ± 0.57c 20 ± 0.19b
Infected and treated by Ag/SiO2NC 30.33 ± 0.37a 4.00 ± 1.58a 56.00 ± 1.00a 5.51 ± 0.02a 0.54 ± 0.09 a 0.07 ± 0.03a 28.60 ± 0.36a 16 ± 0.14a
Infected and treated by Dithane M-45 59.80 ± 1.29d 9.50 ± 0.47d 76.20 ± 0.88d 7.69 ± 0.34 d 0.79 ± 0.06c 0.13 ± 0.06c 44.50 ± 0.42d 23 ± 0.22c
Infected and untreated control 46.50 ± 0.68b 6.90 ± 0.25b 67.50 ± 1.14b 6.52 ± 0.01 b 0.69 ± 0.04b 0.10 ± 0.01b 39.60 ± 1.20b 19 ± 0.09b
  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