COMPARATIVE EFFECT OF NACL AND SEAWATER ON GERMINATION OF QUINOA SEED (CHENOPODIUM QUINOA WILLD)

  • Meryem Brakez Laboratory of plant Biotechnologies, Faculty of sciences, Ibn Zohr University, P.O. Box 8106 Dakhla, Agadir, Morocco
  • M. C. Harrouni Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II, Agadir, Morocco
  • Naima Tachbibi Laboratory of plant Biotechnologies, Faculty of sciences, Ibn Zohr University, P.O. Box 8106 Dakhla, Agadir, Morocco
  • Salma Daoud Laboratory of plant Biotechnologies, Faculty of sciences, Ibn Zohr University, P.O. Box 8106 Dakhla, Agadir, Morocco

Abstract

In this study the effect of NaCl and seawater, compared to a control with distilled water, on the seed germination of Chenopodium quinoa were investigated. All seeds germinated in all treatments: control and both NaCl and seawater treatments. However saline treatments delayed germination compared to the control seawater causing more delay than NaCl. The hypocotyls and radicle lengths and dry weights were affected more by NaCl than by seawater. The radicles were the most affected by salt stress compared to hypocotyls.

Keywords: Chenopodium quinoa, Germination, NaCl, Seawater
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Brakez, M., M. Harrouni, N. Tachbibi, and S. Daoud. “COMPARATIVE EFFECT OF NACL AND SEAWATER ON GERMINATION OF QUINOA SEED (CHENOPODIUM QUINOA WILLD)”. Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture, Vol. 26, no. 12, Nov. 2014, pp. 1091-6, doi:https://doi.org/10.9755/ejfa.v26i12.19118. Accessed 21 Aug. 2019.
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