Growth phenotypes of Arabidopsis seedlings germinated on media containing sulfamethoxazole (Smex). (a) Seeds were germinated on Smex, sulfanilamide (Snil), or DMSO as a control. Images were captured after 16 days of growth. (b) Fresh weight measurements from seedlings grown in the presence of 0.4 % DMSO, 3 μM Smex, or 3 μM Snil. For each treatment, three plates were prepared with approximately 40 seeds each. Measurements were taken after 12 days of growth and represent the mean value from three plates ± standard deviation. The asterisk indicates a statistically significant difference between the Smex samples and the DMSO control as determined by a Student’s t-test (α=0.05). Similar results were obtained in at least two independent experiments.
Schreiber et al. BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:226 doi:10.1186/1471-2229-12-226