Anatomic Features and Antioxidant Activity of Cotton Seed (Gossypium hirsutum L.) Genotypes Under Different Irrigation Regimes

  • Elham Faghani
  • Maryam KolahiEmail author
  • Borhan Sohrabi
  • Andrea Goldson-Barnaby


The aim of this study was to investigate metabolite changes, antioxidant capacity and the anatomic features of two cotton seed genotypes (Latif and Golestan) under different irrigation regimes utilizing a randomized complete block with factorial treatment design. Data analysis was performed using SAS software, and the level of significance for the LSD test was set at p < 0.05. The results showed that when Golestan cottonseed was water stressed there were higher concentrations of flavonoid, flavonol, proline as well as enhanced DPPH free radical scavenging activity and alpha amylase enzyme activity compared to Latif. Golestan seeds appeared to be more adaptable to water shortage when compared to Latif seeds.


Anatomic Antioxidant Cottonseed Vigor 



This work was funded by a grant from the Cotton Research Institute, Gorgan (project cod 2-07-07-92104) and Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz Research Council (Grant No.: p. 2.2186, 1392.10 .8).

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The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elham Faghani
    • 1
  • Maryam Kolahi
    • 2
    Email author
  • Borhan Sohrabi
    • 3
  • Andrea Goldson-Barnaby
    • 4
  1. 1.Agronomy Department, Cotton Research InstituteAgricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO)GorganIran
  2. 2.Department of Biology, Faculty of ScienceShahid Chamram University of AhvazAhvazIran
  3. 3.Agricultural Engineering Department, Cotton Research InstituteAgricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO)GorganIran
  4. 4.Department of ChemistryUniversity of the West IndiesMonaJamaica

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