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


Olcer H., Sezgin C., Kocacaliskan I.

PHYTON-ANNALES REI BOTANICAE, cilt.45, ss.207-215, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 45 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Dergi Adı: PHYTON-ANNALES REI BOTANICAE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.207-215

Özet

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 Sefakoy and Murat Dagi but it was not by GW Sarikiz. The highest alleviation effect was found with GW Murat Dagi and the effect was attributed to its calcium richness and lower level of toxic elements.