International Journal of Plant Science and Ecology
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International Journal of Plant Science and Ecology, Vol.1, No.2, Apr. 2015, Pub. Date: Mar. 31, 2015
Alleviation of Drought Stress by Seed Priming in Tall Wheatgrass (Agropyron elongatum (Host) Beauv.)
Pages: 44-48 Views: 3104 Downloads: 1296
Authors
[01] Hossein Reza Rouhi, Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Islamic Republic of Iran.
[02] Farzad Sharif-Zadeh, Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Karaj, Islamic Republic of Iran.
[03] Mohammad Ali Aboutalebian, Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Islamic Republic of Iran.
Abstract
The objectives of this study were to evaluate the role of hydro and osmopriming on improvement of germination parameters of Tall Wheatgrass (Agropyron elongatum) under simulated drought stress by PEG. Germination was delayed by drought stress in primed and nonprimed seeds. With increasing the osmotic potential, all of the investigated traits began to decrease. Seeds were able to germinate at 0, −0.4 and −0.8 MPa concentrations of PEG but dearth seed germination was observed at −1.2 MPa. Osmopriming increased germination parameters under drought stress rather than hydropriming treatment. Finally, Tall Wheatgrass did have positive reaction in both priming treatments on germination parameters especially at lowest osmotic potentials (-1.2 MPa).
Keywords
Osmopriming, Hydropriming, Seed, Germination
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