Maria P Geneva

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BACKGROUND The effect of foliar fertilization and Glomus intraradices inoculation on the growth, qualitative and quantitative pattern of essential oil in Salvia officinalis was determined. Sage plants were grown in a glass house on a soil/sand mixture (w/w = 3:1). Agroleaf total, N:P:K = 20:20:20 + microelements, was used at the whole vegetative growth(More)
An effective in vitro protocol for rapid clonal propagation of Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench through tissue culture was described. The in vitro propagation procedure consisted of four stages: 1) an initial stage - obtaining seedlings on Murashige and Skoog (MS) basal medium with 0.1 mg L−1 6-benzylaminopurine, 0.1 mg L−1 α-naphthalene acetic acid and 0.2(More)
The application of nutrients to the roots and leaves of inoculated pea plants grown under conditions of reduced Mo supply was studied. Pea plants (Pisum sativum L.) were grown on liquid nutrient solution excluding Mo from the media until the 35th day under glasshouse conditions. Plants were inoculated with the bacterial suspension of Rhizobium leguminosarum(More)
The effects of EDTA application to heavy metal-polluted soil on phytoextraction of heavy metals, leaf anatomy, gas exchange parameters, enzyme activities of C4 carbon cycle, antioxidant defense, and active compounds of Tribulus terrestris L. were evaluated. The addition of EDTA to the soil polluted with Cd and Pb markedly increased dry weight and Pb, Zn,(More)
Intergeneric cross was made between the cultivated sunflower inbred line HA89 and an accession of wild Verbesina encelioides tolerant to drought and high temperature. The line was a BC2F5 progeny. The most remarkable feature of the plants was their compact architecture due to short petiole length and also, rather specific bright-yellow inflorescences.(More)
Two Sinorhizobium meliloti strains (1021 and NitR) were used for inoculation of alfalfa plants to study nitrogen assimilation under nutrient deficiency conditions in hydroponics experiments. The wild type Sinorhizobium meliloti 1021 was compared with a mutant strain – S. meliloti NitR. NitR protein was found to be a regulator of S. meliloti hmgA expression(More)
BACKGROUND Tayberry is a hybrid between Rubus fruticosus L. and Rubus idaeus L. These fruits contain valuable vitamins and antioxidants. An effective protocol for micropropagation of tayberry plants is here described. Different concentrations of cytokinins (6-benzylaminopurine, zeatin, and 6-(γ,γ-dimethylallylamino)purine) were added in Murashige and Skoog,(More)
The role of molybdenum (Mo) and copper (Cu) in regulation the activities of the enzymes involved in primary nitrogen assimilation in particular the nitrate reductase (EC and glutamine synthetase (EC was examined. Pea plants were grown in a phytotron chamber at 12 h photoperiod, day /night temperature 25/18 o C and photon flux density of 95(More)
The influence of foliar feeding on the nitrogen assimilation in alfalfa plants under conditions of Mo shortage was studied. It was established that foliar fertilization with 0.3% solution of Agroleaf® resulted in increase of nitrogen fixation and nitrogen assimilation in the absence of Mo. Insufficient molybdenum supply leads to significant reduction of(More)
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