Table 2: Symbiotic parameters and leghemoglobin content in nodular tissues at different intervals.

Chickpea genotypesNodule number plant−1Nodule fresh weight (mg plant−1) Nodule dry weight (mg plant−1) Shoot dry weight (g plant−1) Nodule leghemoglobin (mg g−1 of fresh nodule)
Days after sowingDays after sowingDays after sowingDays after sowingDays after sowing
355575355575355575355575355575

Chickpea genotype
IG-22611.718.115.852.387.970.826.849.748.11.89.420.21.31.51.5
IG-3709.514.613.341.266.763.024.540.838.41.78.018.51.11.21.2
IG-37914.021.719.367.094.881.332.754.353.42.110.421.91.61.81.7
JG-41217.424.623.380.5117.894.241.761.759.92.311.423.61.82.12.0
IG-59319.927.025.386.8127.5100.246.267.365.72.612.625.52.12.62.5
SEm±1.21.20.92.03.12.20.61.30.60.040.30.50.10.70.1
LSD ( )3.93.62.86.610.17.31.94.12.00.11.01.70.20.20.3

Microbial inoculants
Control9.415.614.846.256.954.124.339.038.01.99.216.61.21.51.5
Rhizobium 18.925.424.767.1120.9102.140.364.663.12.210.824.61.72.01.9
PSB10.016.815.754.864.661.626.342.140.92.09.620.71.31.51.5
Rhizobium + PSB20.727.726.795.1144.9120.446.674.370.52.311.826.52.02.32.3
SEm±0.60.80.73.13.92.80.81.31.30.050.20.30.040.050.1
LSD ( )1.72.21.99.111.28.02.33.73.80.10.40.80.10.10.2

PSB: phosphate solubilising bacteria.