Morpho-physiological and biochemical response of citrus rootstocks to salinity stress at early growth stage

Sadia Iqbal, Muhammad Mumtaz Khan, Rashid Ahmad, Waqar Ahmed, Tauseef Tahir, Muhammad Jafar Jaskani, S. Ahmed, Qumer Iqbal, Razi ul Hussnain

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Abstract

A greenhouse study was conducted to determine the morphological, physiological and biochemical responses of four citrus rootstocks viz. Volkameriana (Citrus volkameriana Ten. and Pasq.), Rangpur Lime (Citrus limonia Osbeck), Trifoliate Orange (Pontius trifoliate (L.) Raf.) and Rough Lemon (Citrus jambhiri Lush.) to sodium chloride (NaCl) salinity applied at seedling stage. One year-old uniform citrus seedlings were grown in sand culture irrigated with modified half-strength Hoagland’s solution and treated with different NaCl concentrations (0, 75, 100 and 150 mM) for 25 days. Parameters such as plant height, leaf drop and tip burning symptoms differed according to the ability of rootstocks type in coping with salt stress. Salinity significantly (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)659-665
Number of pages7
JournalPakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences
Volume52
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Growth
  • Ionic composition
  • Physiology
  • Sodium chloride

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science
  • Soil Science
  • Food Science

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Iqbal, S., Khan, M. M., Ahmad, R., Ahmed, W., Tahir, T., Jaskani, M. J., ... Hussnain, R. U. (2015). Morpho-physiological and biochemical response of citrus rootstocks to salinity stress at early growth stage. Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 52(3), 659-665.