Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2010, Volume: 3, Issue: 1, Pages: 64-66
S. Dhanapackiam and M.H. Muhammad Ilyas *
Post Graduate and Research Dept. of Botany, Jamal Mohamed College (Autonomous), Trichy, TN.
The effect of NaCl salinity concentrations (viz. 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 mM NaCl) on the contents of chlorophyll a and b and carbohydrate (soluble and insoluble) of Sesbania grandiflora (L) Pers. seedlings were investigated. The investigation showed significant positive influence of higher salinity concentrations on the parameters. The elevated levels of the total soluble and insoluble carbohydrates in the shoot and root are considered to be playing an important role in the osmotic adjustment.
Key words: Salinity, chlorophyll, carbohydrate, Sesbania grandiflora.
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