Table 1:

Effect of ZnO NPs on seedling shoot length, root length and fresh weight of Finger millet.
Days after treatment Mean shoot length (MSL) Mean root length (MRL) Mean fresh weight (MFW)
Control Salinity Salinity + ZnO NPs Control Salinity Salinity + ZnO NPs Control Salinity Salinity + ZnO NPs
(cm) (cm) (cm)
2 0.9 ± 0.2c - 1.0 ± 0.56a 3.5 ± 0.1c - 1.8 ± 0.71a 0.14 ± 0.9c - 0.18 ± 0.3d
4 1.5 ± 0.1b - 1.6 ± 0.2c 4.6 ± 0.3a - 1.8 ± 0.07c 0.19 ± 0.08d - 0.25 ± 0.06b
6 2.1 ± 0.07a - 2.3 ± 0.8c 5.4 ± 0.9a - 1.9 ± 0.01a 0.2 ± 0.1a - 0.3 ± 0.9d
8 2.2 ± 0.18b - 2.4 ± 0.9b 5.5 ± 0.3b 2.3 ± 0.4d 2.5 ± 0.09d 0.29 ± 0.05c - 0.4 ± 0.4a
10 2.3 ± 0.5d 0.8 ± 0.07a 2.4 ± 0.8a 5.5 ± 0.6d 3 ± 0.2c 2.7 ± 0.06b 0.4 ± 0.6d 0.02 ± 0.4c 0.5 ± 0.1c

a,b,c,dshow significance at P < 0.05.