Morphological and Physiological Responses of Different Cotton Genotypes Primed with Salicylic Acid Under Salinity Conditions




Germination, Gossypium hirsutum, salinity, seed priming, SPAD


This study was conducted as both petri dishes and pot experiments on four different salt-sensitive cotton genotypes (Laser, May 505, May 455 and Selin) in order to investigate the role of exogenous salicylic acid applications in reducing the effects of salt stress. Six saline treatments; 0, 30, 60, 90, 120 mM NaCl were used. Each group divided into three sub-groups (hydo-primed control, 0.5 mM and 1.0 mM SA) on the basis of seed priming treatments. They were applied in three replications according to the randomized block design. In all genotypes, 90 mM and 120 mM salt stress negatively affected germination and seedling development. In salt stress up to 60 mM, it was recommended to May 505 and Selin genotypes with 0.5 mM salicylic acid pre-application to the seeds.


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Ozege, N., Yavaş, İlkay, & İlker, E. (2024). Morphological and Physiological Responses of Different Cotton Genotypes Primed with Salicylic Acid Under Salinity Conditions. Turkish Journal of Agriculture - Food Science and Technology, 12(4), 608–618.



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