Proceedings: Plant Sciences

, Volume 89, Issue 6, pp 481–484 | Cite as

Studies on salt tolerance of ragi (Eleusine coracana Gaertn). 1. Germination and free proline accumulation

  • S Venkateswara Prasad
  • G Gururaja Rao
  • G Rajeswara Rao


Salt tolerance capacities of some ragi cultivars were studied at different levels of salinity during early seedling growth. The cultivars Kalyani and EC-955 showed high percentage of germination, greater survival of seedlings, high levels of proline in higher salt solution and thus show a high degree of tolerance when compared to other cultivars. The relevance of these changes in relation to varietal adaptability to salinity has been discussed.


Ragi salinity germination proline 


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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • S Venkateswara Prasad
    • 1
  • G Gururaja Rao
    • 1
  • G Rajeswara Rao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanySri Venkateswara UniversityTirupatiIndia

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