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*
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).
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.
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.