Indian Journal of Plant Physiology

, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 65–76 | Cite as

Effects of waterlogging, salinity and their combination on stress indices and yield attributes in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan L. Millsp.) genotypes

  • Savita Duhan
  • Anita Kumari
  • Suman Bala
  • Nidhi Sharma
  • Sunita Sheokand
Original Article


The objective of this study was to examine the effects of waterlogging (W), salt (S) and their combination (W + S) on percent survival, chlorophyll content, membrane injury, lipid peroxidation, RWC, proline content and yield attributes in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan L. Millsp.) genotypes (ICPH-2431, PARAS, UPAS-120, H09-33). Waterlogging salinity (30 mM NaCl) and waterlogging + salinity (30 mM NaCl) treatments were given for 8 and 12 days and observations were taken 1 and 8 days after removal from treatments. Waterlogging and waterlogging + salinity were found more deleterious to plants. However effect was less with salinity (30 mM NaCl) treatment. Stress was found more deleterious when given at later stages of growth. In all treatments waterlogging, salinity and waterlogging + salinity ICPH-2431 was found relatively more tolerant as compared to other genotypes. The order of performance of genotypes was ICPH 2431 > PARAS > HO9 33 > UPAS 120.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Savita Duhan
    • 1
  • Anita Kumari
    • 1
  • Suman Bala
    • 1
  • Nidhi Sharma
    • 2
  • Sunita Sheokand
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Botany and Plant PhysiologyCCS HAUHisarIndia
  2. 2.Department of HorticultureCCS HAUHisarIndia

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