Plant Growth Regulation

, Volume 40, Issue 1, pp 29–32 | Cite as

Application of brassinosteroids to rice seeds (Oryza sativa L.) reduced the impact of salt stress on growth, prevented photosynthetic pigment loss and increased nitrate reductase activity

  • S. Anuradha
  • S. Seeta Ram Rao


The effect of applying brassinosteroids to seeds on growth, pigment levels and nitrate reductase activity of rice (Oryza sativa L.) plants grown on saline substratum was investigated. Brassinosteroids reduced the impact of salt stress on growth, considerably restored pigment levels and increased of nitrate reductase activity.

Brassinosteroids Chlorophylls Growth Nitrate reductase Salt stress 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Anuradha
    • 1
  • S. Seeta Ram Rao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyOsmania UniversityHyderabadIndia

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