Table 1: Effects of external NaCl concentrations on mineral composition of leaves, stem, and roots of Phaseolus species.

Species/GenotypeLeavesStemRoot
NaCl (mM)mmol kg−1 dry weight
Na+K+ClNa+K+ClNa+K+Cl

P. vulgaris PvWT
 0 17 cz1382 a 9 c 27 c1308 a 16 c 20 b1302 a 29 c
 60 13 b1021 b1078 b222 b1077 b 658 b423 a 838 b663 b
 90 159 a 747 c2153 a285 a 831 c1342 a460 a 778 b999 a
P. vulgaris PvCS
 0 20 b1289 a 2 c 22 b2267 a 2 c 21 c1403 a 25 c
 60143 a 849 b 767 b276 a1527 b 672 b321 b 806 b481 b
 90154 a 727 b1895 a268 a1272 c1262 a480 a 703 b879 a
P. acutifolius PaWS
 0 19 c 1430 a 23 a 24 c1428 a 32 c 18 b1773 a 45 c
 60166 b 1213 b 933 b257 b 877 b 443 b377 a 901 b 452 b
 90223 a 1032 b1889 c309 a 704 c 880 a447 a 495 c1040 a
P. acutifolius PaCT
 0 14 c1222 a 22 c 22 b1188 a 26 c 15 b2158 a 34 c
 60 90 b 952 b1109 b289 a1073 a418 b349 a 905 b630 b
 90267 a 926 b2201 a256 a 612 b843 a371 a 788 b965 a
F-values from ANOVA
 NaCl470***112*** 79***352***89*37***308***118***1111***
 Species 12*** 17*** 13***0.1ns109***18***7**13.6***15***
 NaCl Species 29*** 3.3**3.5**5.1**7.7***6.9***4.7**11.2***9.1**

zValues are means of six replicates after 20 days of salt exposure. Differences among treatments at P ≤ 0.05 are given according to Duncan multiple range test. ns: not significant, *, **, *** Significant at P ≤ 0.05, P ≤ 0.01 and P ≤ 0.001, respectively.