Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) seeds were put to germinate on filter paper under control (distilled water) and salt stress (100 mM MaCl) conditions. Seeds and seedlings were classified in eight developmental stages (DS), according to their morphological traits. Under control conditions, 7 d after planting, 100 % of the seedlings reached DS VIII (seedlings with radicles measuring more than 5 cm, cotyledons leaving the filter paper, hypocotyls straight and cotyledonary leaves fully open) and under NaCl stress conditions, 11 d after planting only 68 % of the seedlings were at DS VIII. The length of the main root and of shoot has decreased 23 and 44 %, respectively. The two-dimensional electrophoretic patterns of the albumins isolated from stems and leaves were determined in seedlings at DS VIII. In stems 19 proteins (14.6 to 76.3 kDa) had their relative concentration increased by salinity, 8 (31.2 to 65.0 kDa) had their relative concentration decreased by salinity and 9 (16.3 to 39.8 kDa) were apparently synthesised de novo. In leaves, under salt conditions 9 proteins (18.2 to 33.2 kDa) increased in concentration, one (17.1 kDa) decreased in concentration and one (21.2 kDa) was apparently synthesised de novo.
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Sousa, M., Campos, F., Prisco, J. et al. Growth and Protein Pattern in Cowpea Seedlings Subjected to Salinity. Biologia Plantarum 47, 341–346 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1023/B:BIOP.0000023875.63226.67
- 2-D electrophoresis
- Vigna unguiculata