Plant Growth Regulation

, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 157–162 | Cite as

Amelioration of NaCl stress by triadimefon in peanut seedlings

  • M. Muthukumarasamy
  • R. Panneerselvam
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Abstract

Peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.cv. VRI-2) seeds were imbibed in distilled water(control), 30 mM NaCl (stressed) and 30 mM NaCl + 10 mg L-1 triadimefon for 12 h and grown in a seed germinator with a day/night temperature of 30/22 °C and a photoperiod of 16 h with a PPFD of 250 µEm-2 s-1. Seedlings were irrigated with respective treatment solutions. Fifteen days old seedlings were harvested and used for the study. The NaCl stress decreased seedling growth, dry weight, photosynthetic pigments, protein content and the level of proline oxidase activity and it increased proline, glycine betaine content, protease and ATPase activities. Triadimefon treatment ameliorated the stress caused NaCl by increasing root growth, dry weight, chlorophyll, carotenoid, protein and glycine betaine contents and by decreasing proline accumulation, proline oxidase levels and ATPase. The stress amelioration conferred by triadimefon may be mediated by increased protein synthesis, osmoregulation and reduced energy requirement.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Muthukumarasamy
    • 1
  • R. Panneerselvam
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Plant Physiology, Department of BotanyAnnamalai UniversityAnnamalai nagarIndia

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