Submit or Track your Manuscript LOG-IN

Exogenous Trehalose Improves Cotton Growth by Modulating Antioxidant Defense Under Salinity-Induced Osmotic Stress

Exogenous Trehalose Improves Cotton Growth by Modulating Antioxidant Defense Under Salinity-Induced Osmotic Stress

Ahmad Naeem Shahzad1, Muhammad Kamran Qureshi2, Samee Ullah1, Muhammad Latif3, Shakeel Ahmad1 and Syed Asad Hussain Bukhari1* 

1Department of Agronomy, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan 60800, Pakistan; 2Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan 60800, Pakistan; 3Department of Agronomy, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, 63100, Pakistan.

bukhariasad@yahoo.com, asadbukhari@bzu.edu.pk  

Figure 1

Effect of trehalose foliar application on plant height (A), shoot fresh weight (B), leaf fresh weight (C), leaf dry weight (D), root fresh weight (E), root dry weight (F) number of leaves per plant (G), and number of buds per plant (H) under different salt stress conditions. Means are representatives of 4 replicates with bars indicating the standard error. Different letters indicate significant difference among the treatments (P≤0.05). 

Figure 2

Effect of trehalose foliar application on the root K:Na ratio (A), leaf K:Na ratio (B), Na uptake (C), and root-to-shoot Na translocation under different salt stress conditions. Vertical bars are means ± SE of four replicates. 

Figure 3

Effect of trehalose foliar application on the activity of antioxidant enzymes (SOD, POD and CAT) under different salt stress conditions. Vertical bars are means±SE of four replicates. Significant differences (P≤0.05) between treatments are indicated by different letters. 

Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research

June

Vol. 33, Iss. 2, Pages 192-421

Featuring

Click here for more

Subscribe Today

Receive free updates on new articles, opportunities and benefits


Subscribe Unsubscribe