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Cereal Research Communications

, Volume 42, Issue 2, pp 229–238 | Cite as

Effects of Salicylic Acid Pretreatment on the Seed Germination, Seedling Growth and Leaf Anatomy of Barley under Saline Conditions

  • K. ÇavuşoğluEmail author
  • B. Tepe
  • S. Kılıç
Physiology

Abstract

In this work, the effects of salicylic acid pretreatment on the seed germination, seedling growth (coleoptile percentage, radicle length, coleoptile length, radicle number and fresh weight) and leaf anatomy of barley under saline conditions were studied. In parallel with concentration rise, salt stress inhibited the germination and seedling growth of barley seeds. The inhibitive effect of salt on seed germination and seedling growth was alleviated in varying degrees, and dramatically, by salicylic acid pretreatment. On the other hand, it was determined that the mentioned plant growth regulator affected in different degrees on the various parameters of leaf anatomy of barley seedlings, and this difference was statistically important.

Keywords

barley leaf anatomy salicylic acid salt stress seed germination seedling growth 

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  1. 1.Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and ScienceSüleyman Demirel UniversityIspartaTurkey

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