EFFECT OF NaCl SALINITY ON SEED GERMINATION AND SEEDLING GROWTH OF MUNGBEAN CULTIVARS

DOI: 10.5958/j.0976-0571.37.2.024    | Article Id: LR-2993 | Page : 161-164
Citation :- EFFECT OF NaCl SALINITY ON SEED GERMINATION AND SEEDLING GROWTH OF MUNGBEAN CULTIVARS.Legume Research-An International Journal.2014.(37):161-164
Puspendu Dutta and A.K. Bera profabbera@rediffmail.com
Address : Department of Plant physiology Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia-741 252- India

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Chlorophyll Germination Mungbean Salinity Vigour index.

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