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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 1998 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 280-282
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.1998.280.282
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Effects of Salt on Seed Germination in Contrasting Cereal Cultivars

M. Hanif and M. S. Davies

This study was to compare the relative salt tolerance of differentially salt-tolerant cultivars of wheat, rye and barley grown at varying concentrations of NaCl in solution culture during germination. Increasing concentration of NaCl (60-150 mM) reduced the percentage of seed germinating. The lines of Hordeum sativum were generally less sensitive to the NaCl-induced reduction in respect of the character than Triticum aestivum or Secale cereale. Germination is not a good discriminating character for salt tolerance in this study.
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M. Hanif and M. S. Davies, 1998. Effects of Salt on Seed Germination in Contrasting Cereal Cultivars. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 1: 280-282.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.1998.280.282






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