EVALUATION OF THE BIOCHEMICAL ASPECTS OF DROUGHT TOLERANT NEW WHEAT LINES DURING SEEDLING AND EARLY GROWTH STAGES
21 wheat lines were investigated in the study, as well as 4 standard cultivars in order toÂ evaluate biochemical indices that characterize the processes of growth and developmentÂ of plants under drought conditions. The experiment was conducted at ARDS Simnic. Enzymatic activities of amylase, protease and phosphatase, reducing sugar, protein andÂ proline content were determined at plant emergence and tillering stage. The obtainedÂ results indicate that all the investigated wheat lines are adapted to the ARDS SimnicÂ conditions, thus recommending further testing for their selection in breding programs.