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Authors Mane, AV; Karadge, BA; Samant, JS
Author Full Name Mane, A. V.; Karadge, B. A.; Samant, J. S.
Title Salt stress induced alteration in growth characteristics of a grass Pennisetum alopecuroides
Source JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY
Language English
Document Type Article
Author Keywords Growth; Pennisetum alopecuroides; Sodium chloride; Salinity stress
Keywords Plus WATER RELATIONS; ION ACCUMULATION; LEAF EXPANSION; NACL STRESS; SALINITY; TOLERANCE; RESPONSES; PLANTS; TERM
Abstract Salinity is one of the major abiotic stresses that adversely affect crop productivity and quality. The present investigation was carried out to study the alterations in the growth characteristics of a grass species, Pennisetum alopecuroides under the influence of sodium chloride (NaCl) salinity. From the results it is clear that shoot length of Pennisetum alopecuroides was increased by 13.17% at 100 mM NaCl concentration while the root length was observed to be increased at 50 mM NaCl concentration by 26.93%. Maximum height of the plant was observed by 18.23% at 50 mM while shoot to root ratio was higher at 300 mM concentrations by 29.17% increase over the control. Moreover, the maximum percent increase in leaf area was recorded as 11.17% (100 mM). Fresh weight was increased by 50.92% at 100 mM while dry weight of the experimental grass was increased by 33.64% at the same concentration of salt to the rooting medium while moisture percentage was increased to a maximum by 24.61% at 50 mM. It appears that the grass species studied exhibit a moderate salinity tolerance as far as linear growth of plant is concerned.
Author Address [Mane, A. V.] Fergusson Coll, Dept Environm Sci, Pune 411004, Maharashtra, India; [Karadge, B. A.] Shivaji Univ, Dept Bot, Kolhapur 416004, Maharashtra, India; [Samant, J. S.] Shivaji Univ, Dept Environm Sci, Kolhapur 416004, Maharashtra, India
Reprint Address Mane, AV (corresponding author), Fergusson Coll, Dept Environm Sci, Pune 411004, Maharashtra, India.
E-mail Address ashishmane145@yahoo.co.in
ORCID Number Mane, Ashish/0000-0003-1910-8102
Times Cited 9
Total Times Cited Count (WoS, BCI, and CSCD) 13
Publisher TRIVENI ENTERPRISES
Publisher City LUCKNOW
Publisher Address C/O KIRAN DALELA, 1/206 VIKAS NAGAR, KURSI RD, LUCKNOW 226 022, INDIA
ISSN 0254-8704
29-Character Source Abbreviation J ENVIRON BIOL
ISO Source Abbreviation J.Environ.Biol.
Publication Date NOV
Year Published 2011
Volume 32
Issue 6
Beginning Page 753
Ending Page 758
Page Count 6
Web of Science Category Environmental Sciences
Subject Category Environmental Sciences & Ecology
Document Delivery Number 835KR
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000296035800011
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