Effects of Salinity on Growth of Tomato
Keywords:Chlorophyll content, Morphology, Peroxidase, Salinity, Tomato
This research work reports effects of salinity on external and internal morphology of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum. M.) Plants under salt stress conditions showed inhibition in root, shoot and leaf growth. Fresh and dry weight of roots and shoot was also reduced in plants treated with higher concentrations of NaCl. Leaves also showed yellowing and stunted growth which was further evaluated by estimating the chlorophyll content which was significantly reduced under higher concentrations of NaCl. Enzymatic activity like acid phosphatase and peroxidases was also altered in plants treated with higher concentration of salt, suggesting the sensitivity of tomato plants against saline conditions.
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