Biotech Studies 2005, Vol 14, Num, 1-2     (Pages: 050-055)

THE EFFECTS OF NaCl LEVELS ON GERMINATION AND SEEDLING GROWTH OF SOME BREAD WHEAT CULTIVARS

Ali ŞENAY 1 ,M. Demir KAYA 2 ,Mehmet ATAK 2 ,Cemalettin Y.ÇİFTÇİ 2

1 Türkiye Atom Enerjisi Kurumu Ankara Nükleer Tarım ve Hayvancılık Araştırma Merkezi İstanbul Yolu Sarayköy ANKARA
2 A. Ü. Ziraat Fakültesi Tarla Bitkileri Bölümü ANKARA
Viewed : 452 - Downloaded : 471 The study was conducted to determine germination and seedling growth of some bread wheat cultivars grown in Turkey under saline conditions. Four different salt concentrations (distilled water, 60 mM, 120 mM ve 180 mM NaCl) were used. After fifteen days from germination, shoot length, root length and dry matter per plant were measured. It was observed that increased NaCl levels caused decreasing on germination rate, shoot length and root length but increased dry mater per plant. It was suggested that Kutluk 94, Gerek 79 and İzgi 2001 cv. were superior in terms of seedling characters. Nurkent, Karahan 99 and Dağdaş 94 were superior in regard to germination rate. Keywords : Salt concentrations; bread wheat; germination