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Table 3 Effect of metal and metal oxide nanoparticles on dry matter of roots, stems and leaves of Lycopersicon esculentum plants grown in pots

From: Plant Response to Engineered Metal Oxide Nanoparticles

Treatment Root Stem Stem Root elongation Plant height
g SD g SD g SD cm SD cm SD
Control 1.9 b 0.1 20.5 b 0.9 25.2 a 1.1 22 ab 1.3 98 a 3.8
Ag-NPs 1.6 b 3.3 26.2 a 1.2 24.2 a 0.9 19 b 1.5 82 b 5.3
Co-NPs 1.5 b 0.3 10.3 d 1.1 18.3 b 1.5 15 b 2.8 84 b 4.2
Ni-NPs 1.0 bc 0.3 26.1 a 1.2 12.1 d 0.9 15 b 3.2 93 ab 5.1
CeO2-NPs 2.2 ab 0.2 13.1 cd 1.4 15.7 c 0.7 23 ab 2.1 109 a 3.1
Fe3O4-NPs 4.8 a 0.2 18.1 c 0.8 18.9 b 1.3 25 a 2.3 106 a 3.5
SnO2-NPs 0.7 c 0.2 5.4 e 0.7 16.8 c 1.5 11 b 3.7 104 a 3.4
TiO2-NPs 1.4 b 0.1 19.2 b 1.1 18.8 b 0.8 17 b 2.1 110 a 4.1
  1. Means followed by a different letter within a row are significantly different at p < 0.05 according to Duncan’s multiple range test [58]