International Sugar Journal

Morpho–physiological traits of sugar beet exposed to salt stress [Full subscriber]

Selection of traits increasing salt (NaCl) tolerance would improve the cultivation of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L. subsp. vulgaris) in salty soils, by reducing or avoiding the usually linked losses in sugar yield and processing quality. This study analysed some adaptive morpho-physiological mechanisms in genotypes grown under controlled conditions in different salt concentrations. Parents and F1 hybrids obtained from a diallel cross were analysed for: i) mid-parent heterosis of root; ii) root length and its morphological components; and iii) length and dry weight of shoot (leaf + stem). Physiological traits such as: i) antioxidant enzyme activities in leaves; ii) root…

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