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Sreejith , P.S and Divya , Sankar and Praseeja , R.J and Asha , V.V. (2014) Effect of salt stress on seed germination and seedling growth of green gram. The Journal of Plant Pathology., 114. pp. 156-164. ISSN ISJN: 3752-1938

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Abstract

Salt stress is considered as one of the key abiotic factor which reduces the plant productivity. Response of germinating seeds towards salt stress varies with species. This study aims to determine the effect of salt stress on germination and after germination stages of green gram. We have used different concentrations of salt, sodium chloride (50 mM, 150 mM & 250 mM) for this study. Salt stress responses were determined by assessing seedling vigour, growth, dry and fresh weight, water uptake, pigment degradation, amount of free amino acid and total protein content. The results showed that the stress adaptability will be higher in seedlings when exposed to different concentrations of salt after completing its initial stages of germination in normal water. We have observed lower salt concentration (50 mM) has a stimulatory effect on the growth of green gram seedlings. The result supports the feasibility of using slightly saline water for irrigation after the completion of initial seed germination in normal water. A detailed molecular level study will be helpful to reveal the stimulatory role of lower salt induced seedling vigour and associated stress tolerance by green gram. Citation: Sreejith P.S., Sankar D., Praseeja R.J., Asha V.V., 2014. Effect of salt stress on seed germination and seedling growth of green gram. The Journal of Plant Pathology. Photon 114, 156-164. 1. Introducti

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Plant Disease Biology & Biotechnology
Depositing User: Rgcb Library
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2017 06:28
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2017 06:28
URI: http://rgcb.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/395

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