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2009 (Vol. 1, Issue: 3)
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Effect of Different Levels of Salinity on Growth and Ion Contents of Black Seeds (Nigella sativa L.)

Khalid Hussain, Abdul Majeed, Khalid Nawaz, Khizar Hayat B. and M. Farrukh Nisar
Corresponding Author:  Khalid Hussain 

Key words:  Salinity, growth, ions, black seed, , ,
Vol. 1 , (3): Page No: 135-138
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2009 July, 16 2009 August, 02
Abstract:

A pot experiment was conducted to assess the effect of different salinity levels on growth and ion contents of black seeds (Nigella sativa L.) at Shakarganj Botanic Garden, Jhang, Pakistan. There were three levels of NaCl salinity as 0 (control), 3 dS/m and 6 dS/m. All growth attributes such as fresh and dry shoot weights, shoot length decreased with increase in salinity levels, but in contrast root length increased with increase in salinity levels. Na+, Cl-, and K+ concentrations increased with increase in salinity but Ca2+ concentration was lower as salinity levels increased. It was concluded that with increase in salinity levels there was a significant reduction in biomass production in black seeds. Pattern of accumulation of ions varied significantly.
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Khalid Hussain, Abdul Majeed, Khalid Nawaz, Khizar Hayat B. and M. Farrukh Nisar, 2009. Effect of Different Levels of Salinity on Growth and Ion Contents of Black Seeds (Nigella sativa L.).  Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 1(3): Page No: 135-138.
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