Effect of NaCl and proline on bean seedlings cultured in vitro


BIOLOGIA PLANTARUM, vol.45, no.4, pp.597-599, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1023/a:1022343101727
  • Title of Journal : BIOLOGIA PLANTARUM
  • Page Numbers: pp.597-599
  • Keywords: embryo culture, Phaseolus vulgaris, salt stress, HALOPHYTES, NITROGEN, PROTEIN, STRESS


Effects of NaCl (150 mM), proline (10 mM) and their combination on growth and contents of chlorophyll, proline and protein of bean (Phaseolus vulgaris cv. Kizilhac) seedlings in vitro were investigated. NaCl decreased seedling growth. Proline added to control seedlings did not change seedling growth but decreased chlorophyll and increased protein contents. When proline added to NaCl-treated seedlings growth was increased in comparison with NaCl-treated only. Thus, proline alleviated salinity stress in bean seedlings.