INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PURE & APPLIED BIOSCIENCE
ISSN : 2320-7051
International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 6
First page : (958) Last page : (965)
Article doi: : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.7232
Effect of Polyethylene Glycol induced Water- deficit stress on the Seed Germination and Seedling Growth of Cynara scolymus L.
Milan Jain* and Sunil Puri
Department of Botany, Shoolini University, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India-173229
*Corresponding Author E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: 3.10.2018 | Revised: 10.11.2018 | Accepted: 17.11.2018
Water stress is generally the most important factor which influence the development and productivity of the plants. The present study aims to know the effects of water stress on the seed germination and seedling growth of Cynara scolymus L. Water stress was generated using different concentrations of PEG-6000 (Polyethylene glycol 6000). Proline, MDA and chlorophyll content were also assessed. The seedling growth and seed germination of C. scolymus L. were restricted further decreasing the shoot length, root length and seedling fresh weight at higher stress conditions. It caused increase in the level of proline and MDA of both shoots and roots. Chlorophyll content decreased with an increase in water stress.
Key words: Stress, Polyethylene glycol, Proline, MDA, Chlorophyll content.
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Cite this article: Jain, M. and Puri, S., Effect of Polyethylene Glycol induced Water- deficit stress on the Seed Germination and Seedling Growth of Cynara scolymus L., Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(6): 958-965 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.7232