Alleviation of salinity stress by geothermal water in seed germination and seedling growth in wheat


Olcer H., Sezgin C., Kocacaliskan İ.

Phyton - Annales Rei Botanicae, vol.45, no.2, pp.207-215, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Name: Phyton - Annales Rei Botanicae
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.207-215
  • Keywords: Alleviation, Geothermal water, Germination, Salt stress, Wheat

Abstract

The effects of geothermal waters (GW) on the seed germination and seedling growth of wheat (Triticum aestivum L. cv. Atay-85) at various salt (NaCl) concentrations were examined. It was found that 150 mM NaCl decreased significantly both seed germination and seedling growth of wheat. Salt stress of seed germination and seedling growth of wheat were alleviated by GWs of Sefaköy and Murat Daǧi but it was not by GW Sankiz. The highest alleviation effect was found with GW Murat Daǧi and the effect was attributed to its calcium richness and lower level of toxic elements.