EVALUATION OF THE BIOCHEMICAL ASPECTS OF DROUGHT TOLERANT NEW WHEAT LINES DURING SEEDLING AND EARLY GROWTH STAGES

Authors

  • Cristina Babeanu University of Craiova, Faculty of Sciences
  • Gheorghe Matei University of Craiova, Faculty of Agriculture
  • Gabriela Paunescu Agricultural Research and Development Station Simnic

Abstract

21 wheat lines were investigated in the study, as well as 4 standard cultivars in order to evaluate biochemical indices that characterize the processes of growth and development of plants under drought conditions. The experiment was conducted at ARDS Simnic. Enzymatic activities of amylase, protease and phosphatase, reducing sugar, protein and proline content were determined at plant emergence and tillering stage. The obtained results indicate that all the investigated wheat lines are adapted to the ARDS Simnic conditions, thus recommending further testing for their selection in breding programs.

Downloads

Published

2015-12-21

Issue

Section

Working Group 1: Plant Cultivation and Animal Growing Technologies