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Alleviation of Adverse Effects of Water Stress on Zea mays (Cv Azam) by Exogenous Application of CaCl2

Alleviation of Adverse Effects of Water Stress on Zea mays (Cv Azam) by Exogenous Application of CaCl2

Nadia Mubarik1, Aqib Iqbal1*, Iqbal Munir1 and Muhammad Arif2 

1Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, The University of Agriculture Peshawar, PO Box 25130, Pakistan; 2Department of Agronomy, The University of Agriculture Peshawar, PO Box 25130, Pakistan.

aqib72@aup.edu.pk 

Figure 1

Mean RWC of the selected leaves of maize seedlings supplemented with tap water (♦) or 5 (■), 10 (●) and 15 mM (▲) of CaCl2 after 0, 10 and 20 days of irrigation (A) or water stress (B) conditions. 

Figure 2

Agarose gel analysis of Lhcb2 gene transcripts under irrigated and water stress conditions in maize after application of CaCl2.2H2O (A). Relative expression of Lhcb2 gene with respect to control seedlings under irrigated (white bars) and drought stress (grey bars) conditions (B). 

Sarhad Journal of Agriculture

March

Vol. 35, Iss. 1, Pages 1-319

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