Growth and solute composition of the salt-tolerant kallar grass [Leptochloa fusca (L.) Kunth] as affected by nitrogen source

@article{Mahmood2004GrowthAS,
  title={Growth and solute composition of the salt-tolerant kallar grass [Leptochloa fusca (L.) Kunth] as affected by nitrogen source},
  author={Tariq Mahmood and Werner M. Kaiser},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2004},
  volume={252},
  pages={359-366}
}
A study was conducted to elucidate the effect of N form, either NH4 + or NO3 −, on growth and solute composition of the salt-tolerant kallar grass [Leptochloa fusca (L.) Kunth] grown under 10 mM or 100 mM NaCl in hydroponics. Shoot biomass was not affected by N form, whereas NH4 + compared to NO3 − nutrition caused an almost 4-fold reduction in the root biomass at both salinity levels. Under NH4 + nutrition, salinity had no effect on the biomass yield, whereas under NO3 − nutrition, increasing… CONTINUE READING

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