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Table 2 Changes in fiber quality characteristics of contrasting N-efficient cotton genotypes under control (2.5 mmol·L−1), and high (5 mmol·L−1) N conditions

From: Genotypic variation in root morphology, cotton subtending leaf physiology and fiber quality against nitrogen

N condition FL /mm FU /% FS /(cN·tex−1) Micronaire FE /%
Control 29.80 a 87.12 a 31.62 a 4.37 a 6.90 a
High N 28.93 b 87.37 a 30.15 b 4.18 b 6.84 b
LSD for N 0.74 ns 1.04 0.16 0.03
Genotypes (G)
  CCRI-69 29.82 a 87.48 a 31.50 a 4.37 a 6.89 a
  XLZ-30 28.92 b 87.00 a 30.27 b 4.18 b 6.85 b
  LSD for G 0.74 ns 1.04 0.16 0.03
 Interactions (N × G) ns ns ns ns *
  1. Means not sharing a letter in common with in a column differ significantly at 5% probability level. ns = Non-significant, and * Significant at P ≤ 0.05. FL = Fiber length (mm), FU = Fiber uniformity (%), FS = Fiber strength (cN·tex−1), and FE = Fiber elongation (%)