Project

Physiological characterization of salt stress tolerance in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.)

Duration
01 October 2015 → 10 July 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • General biology
    • Plant biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
    • Other agriculture, forestry, fisheries and allied sciences
Keywords
mortality photosynthesis salinity chlorophyll fluorescense biomass in vitro carbohydrates osmotic adjustment in vivo
 
Project description

This study investigates selected mechanisms of salt tolerance in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) by using both tolerant and sensitive genotypes. Different growth stages were taken into account: seedling stage, vegetative and generative phase. The primary carbon metabolism as well as plant water relations and metabolic adaptations were studied. Sodium and chloride sequestration in aerial/root parts was also taken into account.