Subscribe Now Subscribe Today
Science Alert
 
FOLLOW US:     Facebook     Twitter
Blue
   
Curve Top
Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2002 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 11 | Page No.: 1018-1021
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2002.1018.1021
Effect of Underground Saline Water of the UAE on Sed Germination, Seedling Growth and Chemical Constitutents of Prosopis tamarugo
Fatima M. Al-Ansari

Abstract:
Underground saline water can constrain agricultural and horticultural production through impairment of germination and early growth of seedlings. Effects of salinity were investigated in legume salt tolerant prosopis tamarugo at germination and early seeding stages. Seeds were treated during germination with either distilled water or one of six concentrations. The results showed that high salt concentrations (50%, 75% and 100% of underground saline water) had significant effects on germination percentage and seeding characteristics, while low concentrations (6.25% and 12.5%) tended to have promotive effect. The best results were obtained by using 25% of saline water. Quantitative variations in protein, carbohydrate, lipids, photosynthetic pigments and oxygen uptake were determined.
 [Fulltext PDF]   [References]   [View Citation]  [Report Citation]
How to cite this article:

Fatima M. Al-Ansari , 2002. Effect of Underground Saline Water of the UAE on Sed Germination, Seedling Growth and Chemical Constitutents of Prosopis tamarugo. Journal of Applied Sciences, 2: 1018-1021.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2002.1018.1021

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2002.1018.1021

 
COMMENT ON THIS PAPER
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Curve Bottom