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Table 2 Analysis of variance (ANOVA) for shoot dry weight, shoot relative water content (RWC) and leaf area in two red clover varieties. Treatments include a well-watered control (CON), water stress (WS) and water stress with a one week, well-watered, recovery period (REC). WS and REC treatments were subjected to different durations (4, 8, 12 and 16 days) of no-watering periods following a three-week dry down from 80% to 15% relative soil water content (RSWC) while CON treatments were watered daily to 80% RSWC

From: Genotypic differences in red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) response under severe water deficit

Source of Variation d.f. Shoot dry weight (g pot−1) RWC (%) Leaf area (cm2 pot−1)
4 days below 15% RSWC
 Treatment 2 ** ** **
 Variety 1 ** ** ns
 Treatment x Variety 2 ns ** *
 Error 18    
 Total 23    
8 days below 15% RSWC
 Treatment 2 ** ** **
 Variety 1 ns ns ns
 Treatment x Variety 2 ** ns ns
 Error 18    
 Total 23    
12 days below 15% RSWCa
 Treatment 1 ** * **
 Variety 1 ** ns ns
 Treatment x Variety 1 ** ns ns
 Error 12    
 Total 15    
16 days below 15% RSWC b
 Variety 1 ns ns ns
 Error 6    
 Total 7    
  1. *indicates significant differences at p < 0.05, ** indicates significant differences at p < 0.01
  2. aAnalysis excluded “water stress” treatment as no plants were considered viable
  3. bAnalysis excluded “water stress” and “water stress with recovery” treatments as no plants were considered viable