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The percentage germination of chickpea seeds (Cicer arietinum L.cv. PBG-1) gradually decreased with increasing concentration of NaCl in the growth medium and was completely inhibited with 200 mM NaCl. In the presence of 75 mM NaCl, only 51% of the seeds germinated. Gibberellic acid (GA3) and kinetin at 6 µM concentration induced the maximum increase in %(More)
The mechanism imparting thermotolerance by salicylic acid (SA) and abscisic acid (ABA) is still unresolved using either spraying technique or in vitro conditions. Alternative way of studying these effects under near in vivo conditions is through the use of liquid culturing technique. Effects of SA and ABA (100 μM) on antioxidative enzymes, antioxidants and(More)
The effect of addition of indole acetic acid (3 μM) andNaCl (75 mM) on growth and enzymes of carbohydrate metabolism inchickpea seedlings was compared. In comparison with control seedlings, theseedlings growing in the presence of indole acetic acid (IAA) had reducedamylase activity in cotyledons and enhanced sucrose synthase (SS) and sucrosephosphate(More)
Pathogens resistant to most conventional antibiotics warrant the need to discover novel antimicrobials and develop innovative strategies to combat them. The aim of this study was to assess the in vitro antimicrobial activities of bacteriocins in culture supernatants of vaginal Lactobacilli alone or in combination with conventional antibiotics against(More)
Seven-day-old seedlings obtained from seeds primed with mannitol (4%)and water showed three to four fold more growth with respect to root and shootlength in comparison with seedlings obtained from non-primed seeds. Seedlingswere grown under water deficit stress conditions created by 15% polyethyleneglycol (PEG) 6000 in the medium. Priming of chickpea seeds(More)
Enhanced amylase activity was observed during a 7-day-growth period in the cotyledons of PEG imposed water stressed chickpea seedlings grown in the presence of GA3 and kinetin, when compared with stressed seedlings. During the first 5 days of seedling growth, the seedlings growing under water deficit conditions as well as those growing in the presence of(More)
Three year data on the effect of water- and mannitol (4%) priming of chickpea seeds (12 h at 25°C) showed higher number and biomass of nodules in the plants from primed seeds than from non-primed seeds. The biomass of nodules increased to 75 DAS but decreased by 90 DAS. Activities of sucrose metabolism enzymes (sucrose synthase (SS) and alkaline invertase)(More)
Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) genotypes are sensitive to low temperature (<10°C) during its reproductive stage suffer from abortion of flowers, infertile pods and small shriveled seeds that resulted in a significant decrease in crop yield. In the present investigation seeds of a number of cold stress-tolerant and susceptible genotypes were evaluated for(More)
The percent germination and seedling growth of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L. cv. PBG-1) decreased with increasing concentrations of exogenous polyethylene glycol 6000 (PEG). With 15% PEG in the growth medium germination was only 33% while with 10% PEG it was 58% as compared to 93% in control. Addition of gibberellic acid (GA3) and kinetin to medium(More)