Growth of Indian mustard (Brassica juncea L.) in response to salicylic acid under high-temperature stress

Shamsul Hayat, Asim Masood, Mohammad Yusuf, Qazi Fariduddin, Aqil Ahmad
2009 Brazilian Journal of Plant Physiology  
Growth of Indian mustard (Brassica juncea L.) in response to salicylic acid under high-temperature stress abstract Pots holding 7 day-old seedlings of Indian mustard (Brassica juncea L.) were subjected to differential temperature stress by exposing plants to 30 or 40 o C for 24 h. Seedlings were sprayed with double distilled water (DDW) or 10 -5 M salicylic acid (SA) at the 8-day stage and were sampled at 30 DAS. The plants exposed to temperature stress exhibited a significant (p < 0.05)
more » ... in growth, and in levels of chlorophyll, nitrate reductase and carbonic anhydrase activities and photosynthetic parameters. A follow-up treatment with SA protected against the stress generated by temperature and significantly improved the above parameters. Antioxidative enzymes and levels of proline significantly increased in response to SA as well as to temperature stress.
doi:10.1590/s1677-04202009000300003 fatcat:uizdgbnefzcqrcjbaj7fujugcy