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Legume Research, volume 37 issue 2 (april 2014) : 161-164


Puspendu Dutta, A.K. Bera
1Department of Plant physiology Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia-741 252- India
Cite article:- Dutta Puspendu, Bera A.K. (2024). EFFECT OF NaCl SALINITY ON SEED GERMINATION AND SEEDLING GROWTH OF MUNGBEAN CULTIVARS. Legume Research. 37(2): 161-164. doi: 10.5958/j.0976-0571.37.2.024.
The effect of different salinity levels on germination, seedling growth, seedling vigour and chlorophyll contents of five mungbean [Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek] cultivars viz. Pusa Baisakhi, PS-7, B-105, Pusa-105 and Suniana was studied.  The percentage of germination, seedling growth parameters and seedling vigour index were found to decrease under salinity stress. Salinity caused reduction in chlorophyll contents, chlorophyll a/b ratio and chlorophyll stability index. Among the five cultivars studied Pusa Baisakhi showed better growth performance and comparatively higher tolerance to salinity.
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