Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Advanced Design and Manufacturing Engineering

Effect of Exogenous 24-Epibrassinolide on Salt Resistance of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus L.) under Salinity Stress

Authors
Weishun Cheng, Yibing Huang, Congfang Meng, Na Zhang, Hongxia Zeng, Jian Ren, Yuhua Li, Yuhong Sun
Corresponding Author
Weishun Cheng
Available Online October 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icadme-15.2015.15How to use a DOI?
Keywords
24-epibrassinolide, watermelon, salt stress, relative growth rate, gas exchange.
Abstract

The present study investigates the role of 24-epibrassinolide (EBL) in inducing plant tolerance to salinity. Seedlings of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus L.) were grown in the presence of 70 mM NaCl and were sprayed with 10-6 M EBL at 7 days after transplantation and were sampled at 28 day. The plants exposed to NaCl exhibited a significant decline in relative growth rate, net CO2 assimilation, stomatal conductance, transpiration and water use efficiency. However, the follow up treatment with EBL significantly improved the above parameters. EBL treated plants had greater relative growth rate compared to untreated plants when exposed to salt stress. Application of EBL increased photosynthesis by increasing stomatal conductance in both control and salt stressed plants and may have contributed to the enhanced growth. The water use efficiency was improved because CO2 assimilation is more important than the transpiration.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Advanced Design and Manufacturing Engineering
Series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
October 2015
ISBN
978-94-6252-113-1
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icadme-15.2015.15How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2015, 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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