Effect of salinity on carbohydrate metabolism during paddy oryza sativa seed germination under salt stress conditions

Gill, K.S.; Singh, O.S.

Indian Journal of Experimental Biology 23(7): 384-386


ISSN/ISBN: 0019-5189
Accession: 005267668

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Tolerant varieties of paddy (Jaya and PR-106) have faster rate of seed germination under salt stress condition than sensitive varieties (M1-48, Palman-579 and Basmati-370) due to early induction of amylase activity, higher rate of water absorption, followed by rapid decrease in starch and greater release of soluble sugars. This attributes to adaptive/susceptibility mechanisms under salt stress conditions.