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Table 3 Effect of Pseudomonas sp. (NT27) on Cr content (μg/g) and bioaccumulation factor (BAF) of the shoots and roots of alfalfa grown on contaminated soils with Cr (VI). Values with different letters are significantly different (p < 0.05)

From: Improved chromium tolerance of Medicago sativa by plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR)

Treatment Chromium uptake (μg/g of dry weight) BAF
Roots Shoots Roots Shoots
Control ND ND
Cr (VI) 3.12 ± 0.3a 1.49 ± 0.2a 0.31 ± 0.1a 0.15 ± 0.11a
Cr (VI) + NT27 4.65 ± 0.33b 1.58 ± 0.1a 0.46 ± 0.1b 0.16 ± 0.02a