Proceedings of the 2017 2nd International Conference on Biological Sciences and Technology (BST 2017)

Comprehensive Evaluation of Drought Stress Tolerance of Twenty Species of Lettuce at the Seed Germination Stage during PEG 6000 Stress

Authors
Chao-Jie Liu, Yu-Lin Duan, Lin Wang, Ying-Yan Han, Jing-Hong Hao, Shuang-Xi Fan
Corresponding Author
Chao-Jie Liu
Available Online February 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/bst-17.2018.46How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Lettuce, Drought stress, Cluster analysis.
Abstract

[Objective] The goal is to understand the drought tolerance of lettuce and effectively distinguish between cultivars that are drought tolerant and those that are drought sensitive. [Method] This study was performed to evaluate twenty lettuce cultivars for their sensitivity to drought stress induced by polyethylene glycol (PEG) 6000 at a concentration of 200 g/L during germination and the seedling growth stage of plant development. The final germination percentage, sprout potential and the relative germination rates and root lengths were measured during experimental conditions. Experimental units were arranged in a factorial completely randomized design with three replications. The data were used for principal component analysis, membership function analysis, and cluster analysis. [Result] The mean comparison showed that the cultivar 'American fast-growing No. 9' exhibited the highest value for most of the parameters recorded. The cultivar that was the most sensitive to drought was 'Victoria glass crispy lettuce'. [Conclusion] The results of the variance analysis clearly indicated that the combination of the germination and seedling growth parameters used in this study can serve to discriminate between tolerant and sensitive cultivars during drought stress in breeding programmers and that this type of laboratory experiment appears to be suitable to screen lettuce cultivars during drought stress.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2017 2nd International Conference on Biological Sciences and Technology (BST 2017)
Series
Advances in Biological Sciences Research
Publication Date
February 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-472-9
ISSN
2468-5747
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/bst-17.2018.46How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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