Nihal Y Esmail1, Hanan A Hashem2* and Amira A Hassanein2
1National Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt
2Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Abbassia, Cairo, Egypt
*Corresponding Author: Hanan A Hashem, Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Abbassia, Cairo, Egypt.
Received: April 07, 2018; Published: April 25, 2018
Citation: Hanan A Hashem., et al. “Effect of Treatment with Different Concentrations of Sodium Nitroprusside on Survival, Germination, Growth, Photosynthetic Pigments and Endogenous Nitric Oxide Content of Lupines termis L. Plants". Acta Scientific Agriculture 2.5 (2018).
The current study was conducted to investigate the impact of exogenous application of different oncentrations of sodium nitroprusside (0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6 and 0.8 mM) as NO donor on germination, survival, growth, photosynthetic pigments and the level of endogenous NO of Lupinus termis L. plants. The results proved that seeds treatment with sodium nitroprusside negatively affected percentage of seed germination and plant survival. On the other hand, the effect of foliar spray of sodium nitroprusside on lupine plants was concentration-dependent. Lower concentrations (0.2 up to 0.6 mM) had a promotive effect on all the measured growth parameters and photosynthetic pigments content whereas higher concentration (0.8 mM) was inhibitory. All the applied concentrations of sodium nitroprusside increased the level of endogenous NO indicating that NO released in plant cells by SNP treatments.
Keywords: Growth; Lupine; Nitric Oxide; Photosynthetic Pigments; Sodium Nitroprusside
Copyright: © 2018 Hanan A Hashem., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.