Differences in responses to iron deficiency between two legumes: lentil (Lens culinaris) and chickpea (Cicer arietinum).

@article{Mahmoudi2005DifferencesIR,
  title={Differences in responses to iron deficiency between two legumes: lentil (Lens culinaris) and chickpea (Cicer arietinum).},
  author={Henda Mahmoudi and Riadh Ksouri and Mohamed Gharsalli and Mokhtar Lach{\^a}al},
  journal={Journal of plant physiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={162 11},
  pages={1237-45}
}
Two legumes, lentil and chickpea, were cultivated in nutrient solutions: Fe lacking or containing 30 microM Fe. After 12 days of Fe starvation, lentil showed a severe yellowing of young leaves, a large decrease in chlorophyll concentration, and a significant decline of plant biomass. Chickpea showed a better response than did lentil, primarily due to a stronger acidification capacity. In addition, no chlorosis symptoms were observed in chickpea until the end of treatment. There was no… CONTINUE READING