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Legume Research, volume 43 issue 5 (october 2020) : 647-652

Improvement in salt tolerance of Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper by exogenously applied 24-epibrassinolide

Sombir Singh, Somveer Jakhar, Suhana Rao
1Plant Physiology and Biochemistry Laboratory, Department of Botany, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra-136 119, Haryana, India.
  • Submitted16-03-2018|

  • Accepted05-11-2018|

  • First Online 14-08-2019|

  • doi 10.18805/LR-4019

Cite article:- Singh Sombir, Jakhar Somveer, Rao Suhana (2019). Improvement in salt tolerance of Vigna mungo(L.) Hepper by exogenously applied 24-epibrassinolide. Legume Research. 43(5): 647-652. doi: 10.18805/LR-4019.
This study was designed to explore the ameliorative effect of exogenously applied 24-epibrassinolide (24-EBL) against salt stress in Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper. The plants were treated with four different levels of salinity (0, 8, 12 and 16 dSm-1) followed by the foliar spray of 24-EBL (0, 10-5, 10-7 and 10-9 M). The results showed that 24-EBL could alleviate the adverse effects of salinity by improving the growth parameters of 35 days old plants. The same also stimulated the leaf enzymatic antioxidant activity in salt-treated plants. The findings of the present study revealed that application of 24-EBL ameliorated the salt stress in black gram plants.
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