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Chitosan effects on physiochemical indicators of drought-induced leaf stress in cowpea

  title={Chitosan effects on physiochemical indicators of drought-induced leaf stress in cowpea},
  author={Saad Farouk and Amany Abd El-Mohsen Ramadan and Allan T. Showler},
Water deficit stress in crops is associated a damaging oxidative process that is irreversible once it is initiated. This study was conducted to assess the effect of chitosan, a marine polysaccharide with unique bioactive properties that scavenges for reactive oxygen species; hence, chitosan application to plants has been suggested as an aid for reducing oxidative injury caused by water deficit stress. In a greenhouse, potted cowpea plants, Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp. (var. Cream 7), were… 

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