Influence of Trichoderma harzianum- seed Coating on the Biochemical Characteristics of Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Under Salt Stress

Influence of trichoderma seed coating : biochemical characteristics of wheat

  • Maleeha Umber Assistant Professor Botany Department, Nusrat Jahan College Rabwah
  • Rashida Sultana, Sultana Lecturer, Department of Botany, Abdus Salaam research forum, Nusrat Jahan College Rabwah, Chenab Nagar, Pakistan.
  • Faiza Nasir, Nasir Student BS (Hons.) Botany, Department of Botany, Abdus Salaam research forum,Nusrat Jahan College Rabwah, Chenab Nagar, Pakistan.
  • Faiza Nasir, Nasir Student BS (Hons.) Botany, Department of Botany, Abdus Salaam research forum,Nusrat Jahan College Rabwah, Chenab Nagar, Pakistan.
  • Rizwana Mubashar, Mubashar Student BS (Hons.) Botany, Department of Botany,Nusrat Jahan College Rabwah, Chenab Nagar, Pakistan.
  • Ragheeba Sehar Student BS (Hons.) Botany, Department of Botany,Nusrat Jahan College Rabwah, Chenab Nagar, Pakistan.

Abstract

Salt stress is one of the main limitations to Triticum aestivum productivity all around the world. An experiment was conducted to assess the effect of Trichoderma harzianum seed coating on germination and seedling development of wheat under salt stress (60 and 120 mM NaCl). The seeds of six wheat cultivars, namely Shafaq-06, Punjab-11, Millet, Seher, Pirsabik, and Aari were seed coated with Trichoderma (taken from NARC Pakistan) at the rate of 2 x 107 CFU using PelGel for 24 h. After air-drying at room temperature for 12 h, the coated seeds were sown in small pots. Experimentation was laid out in a completely randomized design with three replications. The data for various biochemical attributes were collected after 30 d of germination to test the seed and seedling vigor, respectively. Trichoderma harzianum seed coating reduced the amount of hydrogen peroxide, catalase, Malondialdehyde, and increased protein content, Ascorbate Peroidase, and total phenolics under salt stress advocating that its use is effective in the cultivation of crops in saline areas because it inhibits oxidative damage by triggering various phenolic compounds and scavenging proteins.

Published
Dec 23, 2021
How to Cite
UMBER, Maleeha et al. Influence of Trichoderma harzianum- seed Coating on the Biochemical Characteristics of Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Under Salt Stress. Pakistan Journal of Analytical & Environmental Chemistry, [S.l.], v. 22, n. 2, p. 288-296, dec. 2021. ISSN 2221-5255. Available at: <http://pjaec.pk/index.php/pjaec/article/view/655>. Date accessed: 17 jan. 2022. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.21743/pjaec/2021.12.08.

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