Legume Research

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Legume Research, volume 43 issue 1 (february 2020) : 56-60

Effects of Microalga (Chlorella vulgaris Beijerinck) on Seconder Metabolites and Antioxidative Defense System Improve Plant Growth and Salt Tolerance in Guar [Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L.) Taub.]

Alpaslan Kusvuran, A.G. Can
1Department of Park and Garden Plants, Cankiri Karatekin University, Cankiri-18100, Turkey.
  • Submitted10-04-2019|

  • Accepted26-09-2019|

  • First Online 09-11-2019|

  • doi 10.18805/LR-492

Cite article:- Kusvuran Alpaslan, Can A.G. (2019). Effects of Microalga (Chlorella vulgaris Beijerinck) on Seconder Metabolites and Antioxidative Defense System Improve Plant Growth and Salt Tolerance in Guar [Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L.) Taub.]. Legume Research. 43(1): 56-60. doi: 10.18805/LR-492.
Microalgae, such as Chlorella vulgaris, are beneficial microscopic organisms that may result in a plant having improved nutrient uptake, growth and abiotic stress tolerance. In this study, the application of microalga significantly increased the shoot length and fresh and dry weights; leaf number and area and photosynthetic pigments of guar plants when compared to those under salt stress alone. In addition, following the above-mentioned procedures, there were significant increases in the total phenolic (60.70%), flavonoid (174.80%), K+ (30.6%) and Ca2+ (36.10%) ion contents and ascorbate peroxidase (55.98%), catalase (256.45%), glutathione reductase (63.57%) and superoxide dismutase (113.58%) enzyme activities. However, the malondialdehyde (49.63%), Na+ (41.09%) and Cl– (37.10%) ion contents were significantly decreased. Hence, the results supported the administration of a foliar application of microalga in order to increase the guar plant’s defense system, enabling it to tolerate the negative effects resulting from salinity.
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