Potato Research

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 433–437 | Cite as

Effect of abscisic acid treatment on water deficits in potato leaves

  • N. P. Sukumaran
  • R. T. Sharda
  • S. N. Saha
Short Communication


When 100 μM abscisic acid was applied to the leaves of potato (cv. Kufri, Chandramukhi) and the leaves were exposed to drying stress at different times after treatment, the treatment resulted in a reduction of the water saturation deficit of the leaves by about 10 percentage units and an increase of the water potential in the leaves by about two bars for about 2 h after the treatment. Beyond this time there was no consistent effect.


Water Potential Water Deficit Abscisic Acid Acid Treatment Water Saturation 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. P. Sukumaran
    • 1
  • R. T. Sharda
    • 1
  • S. N. Saha
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Potato Research InstituteSimlaIndia

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