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Journal of Plant Growth Regulation

, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 1–9

First Online: 28 February 2006Received: 05 April 2005Accepted: 03 August 2005

Abstract

The effectiveness of several abscisic acid ABA analogs as palliatives against salt stress in intact citrus plants has been tested in this work. The effect of ABA, 8′ -methylene ABA, 8′ -acetylene ABA, ABA methyl ester, 8′ -methylene ABA methyl ester, and 8′ -acetylene ABA methyl ester on citrus responses to salt stress was studied on 2-year-old grafted plants. Leaf abscission, chloride accumulation, ethylene production, and net photosynthetic rate were the parameters used to characterize the performance of plants under stress. Data indicate that 8′ -methylene ABA was the most effective compound in delaying the deleterious effects of high salinity on citrus plants. Its regular application reduced leaf chloride concentration, ethylene production, and leaf abscission. Furthermore, it delayed the depletion of CO2 assimilation under these adverse conditions. Abscisic acid and 8′ -acetylene ABA also reduced salt-stress induced injuries in citrus, although to a lower extent. Neither ABA methyl ester nor its 8′ -C modified analogs showed biological activity in these assays.

KeywordsAbscisic acid Chloride accumulation Citrus Ethylene production Leaf abscission Photosynthetic rate Salinity  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Vicent Arbona - María F. López-Climent - Jalel Mahouachi - Rosa M. Pérez-Clemente - Suzanne R. Abrams - Aurelio Gómez

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