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