• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2010, Volume: 3, Issue: 1, Pages: 64-66

Original Article

Effect of salinity on chlorophyll and carbohydrate contents of Sesbania grandiflora seedlings


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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