Kazem Ghassemi-Golezani

Kazem Ghassemi-Golezani
University of Tabriz · Department of Plant Ecophysiology

PhD, Professor of Crop Science
Lecturer and researcher at the University of Tabriz, Email: k-ghasemi@tabrizu.ac.ir

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Introduction
Kazem Ghassemi-Golezani currently works at the Department of Plant Ecophysiology, University of Tabriz. Kazem does research in Seed and Plant Sciences, Agronomy and Environmental Science. Their current project is 'Improving salt tolerance and productivity of plants by solid and modified biochar'
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March 1992 - present
University of Tabriz
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
September 1987 - February 1992
University of Reading
Field of study
  • Seed Science and Technology
September 1986 - August 1987
University of Reading
Field of study
  • Crop Physiology

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Publications (262)
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Electrochemical properties of roots such as zeta potential and cation exchange capacity are important factors that play a critical role in the absorption of nutrients by plants. Adding biochar to the soil may improve the electrochemical properties of the roots and thereby increase absorption of nutrients by plants. Thus, this research was laid out...
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This research work was carried out to find out whether the foliar application of salicylic acid (1 mM SA) and 24-epibrassinolide (0.1 μM 24-EBL) can mitigate the adverse impacts of salinity (0, 5, 10 and 15 dS/m NaCl as non-saline and low, moderate and high salinities) on performance of black mustard (Brassica nigra L.)? Pods per plant, grains per...
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ATPase activities, endogenous indole-3-acetic acid, plant organs biomass, and consequently essential oil yield of plant organs. The combined form of BNCs in comparison with unmodified biochar improved vegetative, inflorescence, and seed biomass under 12 dS m −1 salinity by about 33%, 25%, and 6%, respectively. These findings revealed that BNCs with...
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Aim of study: To investigate the general response patterns of the borage plant to water fluctuations from a biochemical and physiological perspective. Area of study: East Azerbaijan Province of Iran during the period 2012 and 2013. Material and methods: The study investigated the effects of irrigation (after 60, 90, 120 and 150 mm evaporation) an...
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The performance of dill plant may be affected by adverse environments such as salinity. Thus, this research was designed to evaluate changes in chemical composition and antioxidant activity of seed essential oil of dill (Anethum graveolens L.) in response to salinity (0, 5, 10 and 15 dS/m) and 1 mM of each hormonal treatments (gibberellic acid, sal...
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Salt stress negatively affects plant growth by impairing biochemical and physiological processes. Appropriate modulation of cytokinin (CK) metabolism and signaling can improve salt tolerance in plants. Protection of the photosynthetic apparatus, promotion of antioxidant systems, improvement of plant growth and differentiation, and crosstalk with st...
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Amendment of saline soils with biochar and rhizobacteria is a new technique to diminish the negative impacts of salt stress on plants. Hence, an original pot experiment was conducted in a glass greenhouse at the University of Tabriz to investigate the performance of salt-stressed (0, 6 and 12 dS m −1 NaCl) rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) plants in res...
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This research was conducted to find out whether the foliar application of salicylic acid (SA) at 0.5, 1, and 1.5 mM in comparison with water spray (control) could mitigate the adverse effects of salinity (0, 25, 50, and 75 mM NaCl as non-saline and low, moderate, and high salinities, respectively) on pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium L.) plants. Salt str...
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Application of enriched biochar with essential nutrients can modify soil properties and nutritional value. So, this research was aimed to investigate the efficacy of biochar-based nutritional nanocomposites on nutrient uptake, H +-pump activities in tonoplast, and growth of salt-stressed dill plants. The effects of pristine biochar (30 g kg −1 soil...
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Two field experiments were carried out in 2017 and 2018 to evaluate the impacts of salicylic acid (1 mM SA) and putrescine (1 mM Put) on leaf osmolytes, seed reserve and oil accumulation and fatty acid composition of rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) under different watering levels (irrigations after 70 and 150 mm evaporation as normal irrigation and se...
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Water deficiency limits nutrient availability and causes physiological disruptions resulting in decreased crop productivity in the field. The spray of Fe and Zn on drought-stressed plants may reduce some of the detrimental impacts of this stress on crop performance. Thus, this research was laid out as a split-plot design based on a randomized compl...
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Artemisia is one of the most diverse genera in the Asteraceae family. The genus is wildly distributed in Irano-Turanian habitats and includes 34 species in Iran. Here, for the first time the essential oil variability, antioxidants and anti-cholinesterase and anti-tyrosinase activities of extracts of three Artemisia species (A. tournefortiana, A. kh...
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Changes in protein content and amino acid composition of faba bean (Vicia Faba L.) seeds in response to foliar spray of 6‑benzylaminopurine (BAP: 50 μM) and salicylic acid (SA: 1 mM) were investigated under different salinity levels (0, 4, 7, and 10 dS/m NaCl as control, low, moderate and high salinities, respectively). Application of these plant g...
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Salt stress is a major detrimental factor that can reduce growth, but may enhance the essential oil content of medicinal plants. Physiological performance of medicinal plants may be changed by salinity, depending on species and stress level. Extreme exposure of plants to salinity can enhance sodium accumulation in plant cells that induces ionic and...
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Biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) is a well-known synergistic mechanism between specific bacteria and plants that converts atmospheric nitrogen (N≡N) to plant-available forms. Biochar, a soil amendment, can significantly affect symbiotic activities and legume growth. This meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the quantitative responses of variou...
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Two field experiments were conducted to investigate the effects of irrigation intervals (normal irrigation and mild, moderate and severe water deficit) and seed pretreatments (non-priming, and seed priming with water, KNO3 and KH2PO4) on secondary metabolites of borage in two consecutive years. Changes in grain and oil yields as well as fatty acid...
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Two field experiments were carried out in 2017 and 2018 to evaluate the impacts of salicylic acid (1 mM SA) and putrescine (1 mM Put) on leaf osmolytes, seed reserve and oil accumulation and fatty acid composition of rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) under different watering levels (irrigations after 70 and 150 mm evaporation as normal irrigation and se...
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A two-year experiment was performed to evaluate the efficacies of nano-superabsorbent and bio-fertilizers on the field performance of rapeseed under different levels of irrigation in 2018 and 2019. The experiment was arranged as the split-plot factorial based on a randomized complete block design with three replications. Three irrigation levels (I1...
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We investigated the possible effects of solid biochar and chemically modified biochars (biochar-based nanocomposites of magnesium and manganese, modified biochars with H2O2, KOH and H3PO4) on changing water retention in a silty loam texture soil. All biochar treatments were applied at a rate of 25 g biochar kg−1 soil. Results showed that applicatio...
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In order to evaluate the effects of growth regulators on yield parameters and oil content of safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.), a field experiment was conducted under different irrigation intervals in 2019. All plots were irrigated regularly until the seedling establishment and thereafter irrigation intervals were applied after 70, 100, 130, and...
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Biochar-based metal oxide nanocomposites (BNCs) are the new classes of soil amendment materials, which combine the benefits of biochar with nano-materials. This research was conducted to evaluate the possible effects of biochar-based nanocomposites (25 g biochar kg−1 soil; 25 g BNC-MgO kg−1 soil; 25 g BNC-MnO kg−1 soil and 12.5 g BNC-MgO + 12.5 g B...
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In a vast area of the farming lands in the world, drought stress is an important factor for limiting plant growth and productivity. Adjusting hormonal signaling of plants under drought stress is one of the main goals of plant physiologist to increase drought stress tolerance and productivity of plants. Salicylic (SA) and jasmonic acids (JA) are inv...
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Salinity is a harmful environmental factor threatening plant growth and productivity through ionic and oxidative stresses. These detrimental effects of salinity could be modulated by some plant growth regulators. Salicylic acid (SA) as a phenolic molecule regulates growth and development and also induces crucial defense mechanisms in plants under s...
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Some of the harmful impacts of water shortage on crop performance may be alleviated by growth regulators such as salicylic acid. So, an experiment was arranged as a split-plot design based on randomized complete blocks in three replicates to assess changes in essential oil content of dill (Anethum graveolens L.) organs in response to water availabi...
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Since tillage has an important role in changing soil properties and crop performance, a field experiment was conducted during two growing seasons (2018 and 2019) to assess the possible effects of three prevalent tillage systems (no-tillage, minimum and conventional tillage) on soil microbial activity, nodulation and yield of three soybean (Glycine...
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Application of biochar-based metal oxide nanocomposites can acquire new composites and combine the benefits of biochar with nanomaterials. For the first time, this research was conducted to evaluate the possible effects of solid biochar (25 g biochar kg−1 soil) and biochar-based nanocomposites (BNCs) of magnesium oxide (25 g BNC-MgO kg−1 soil), man...
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This research was conducted as a combined analysis with four replications in two years (2018 ‒ 2019). Treatments were irrigation up to 90%, 50%, and 20% field capacity (as normal irrigation, moderate and severe water deficit stresses, respectively) and foliar application of natural regulators (untreated as control, salicylic acid, spermidine, and m...
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Key message Salicylic acid and iron-oxide nanoparticles alleviated salt toxicity and improved plant growth by stimulating the activities of H⁺-ATPase and H⁺-PPase and preventing nutrient imbalance. Abstract Two factorial experiments were undertaken in a greenhouse during 2018 and 2019, to evaluate the impacts of SA (1 mM) and nano-Fe2O3 (3 mM) spr...
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This original research was performed to assess the possible effects of solid biochar (25 g biochar kg − 1 soil) and biochar-based nanocomposites (BNCs) of magnesium oxide (25 g BNC-MgO kg − 1 soil), manganese oxide (25 g BNC-MnO biochar kg − 1 soil) and combined use of these nanocomposites (12.5 g BNC-MgO + 12.5 g BNC-MnO kg − 1 soil) on soil prope...
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This research with a factorial arrangement was undertaken to investigate physiological responses of ajowan plants to foliar treatment of salicylic acid (1 mM) and nano-Fe2O3 (3 mM) under various salinity levels (0, 4, 8, 12 dS m−1 NaCl, respectively). Rising salinity enhanced sodium and endogenous SA contents, soluble sugars, protein, glycine betai...
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Water deficit is one of the most limiting factors for plant growth and production. Polyamines are osmo-active compounds and have important roles in plant resistance to water limitation. A pot experiment was undertaken in a greenhouse as factorial based on complete randomized block design with three replications to assess the physiological and bioch...
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Salinity is a major environmental stress that limits plant production and portraits a critical challenge to food security in the world. In this research, the impacts of plant growth-promoting bacteria (Pseudomonas RS-198 and Azospirillum brasilense RS-SP7) and foliar application of plant hormones (salicylic acid 1 mM and jasmonic acid 0.5 mM) on al...
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Salicylic and jasmonic acids are classified as stress hormones, which can affect numerous physiological characteristics of plants such as electron transporting systems in thylakoid membrane under normal and stressful conditions. A greenhouse experiment was conducted with factorial arrangement based on a randomized complete block design with three r...
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In order to evaluate the response of pinto bean and black mustard intercropping to application of biological and chemical nitrogen fertilizers, a factorial set of treatments was arranged within randomized complete block design (RCBD) with three replications. In this experiment, fertilizer treatments were nonfertilizer, biofertilizers, biofertilizer...
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In order to improve crop productivity, farmers should have strategies for higher quantity and quality of forage without excessive inputs, like irrigation water. In order to assess forage quality of Amaranthus caudatus in response to irrigation levels (irrigation after 70, 140 and 210 mm of evaporation from class A pan) as main plots and foliar spra...
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Plant productivity could be largely limited by salt stress. Thus, a pot experiment was conducted to evaluate the response of Mentha pulegium to foliar spray of salicylic acid (SA) (0, 0.5, 1 and 1.5 mM) under different salinity levels (0, 25, 50 and 75 mM NaCl). The results revealed that accumulation of malondialdehyde, H2O2, proline, glycine betai...
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The role of salicylic acid (0, 1 and 1.5 mM) on photosynthetic electron transfer chain of mung-bean plants grown under salt stress (0, 3, 6 and 9 dS/m2) was studied using chlorophyll a fluorescence (ChlF) measurements. Results indicated that accumulation of K+ content decreased but, Na+ content increased with increasing salt stress. SA-treated plan...
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One of the important aspects of salt tolerance is the regulatory roles of some plant growth regulators. The objective of this work was to evaluate the capability of salicylic acid and 24-epi-brassinolide to induce salt tolerance in black mustard (brassica nigra L.). Treatments were four levels of salinity (0, 4, 8 and 12 dS m⁻¹ NaCl as non-salinity...
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Two separate field experiments were conducted in 2018 and 2019 as split-plot based on randomized complete block design with three replications to evaluate physiological responses of rapeseed to fertilization treatments (control, chemical fertilizer, inoculation of seeds with PGPR, vermicompost and combined fertilizers) under different irrigation le...
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Seeds of maize (cv. SC AR68) were divided into three sub-samples, one of which with a 100% germina-tion was kept as high vigor seed lot (V1). The other two samples were artificially aged at 40°C for 2 and 3 days, reducing normal germination to 98% (V2) and 93% (V3), respectively. Each of these samples was subse-quently divided into four sub-samples...
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Purpose Silicon (Si) application shows beneficial effects on growth and salt tolerance of plants; however, its effects on the rice (Oryza sativa L. var. Hashemi) growth, superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity and concentrations of chlorophyll and proline have not been fully understood under different levels and sources of soil salinity. Methods In th...
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This research was carried out to evaluate the effects of salicylic acid (1 mM) and putrescine (1 mM) on mitigation of oxidative stress caused by different irrigation intervals (70; 70 → 90 → 110 → 130 → 150; 70 → 100 → 130 → 150 and 150 mm evaporation, respectively). Two experiments with split plot arrangements in three replications were performed...
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Background and Objectives Determination of genetic diversity level is fundamental for identification of desirable parents to be used in different breeding programs, and molecular markers have been succssfully taken for the analysis of genetic diversity in various crops. The objective of this study was to inversitgate genetic diversity among 28 gen...
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Recent advancement in plant biology and innovative molecular and biochemical techniques has caused in the nearly exponential accumulation of our knowledge on hormonal signaling of plants under a variety of abiotic stress conditions. Jasmonates are naturally occurring plant oxylipins and important members of their family include methyl jasmonate, ja...
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To investigate the changes in selected morphological traits and yield of coriander (Coriandrum sati- vum L.) in response to fertilization and salicylic acid foliar spraying under different irrigation intervals, two field experiments were conducted as split-factorial based on randomized complete block design with three replicates in 2014 and 2015. T...
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An original research was laid out as factorial to evaluate the possible effects of biochar (0, 25 and 50 g kg1 soil) on mitigating fluoride toxicity (non-contamination, 100, 200, 400 and 800 mg NaF kg1 soil) in safflower seedlings. Increasing fluoride toxicity up to 200 mg NaF kg1 soil did not decrease the safflower growth. However, the growth of p...
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Two field experiments were carried out to evaluate the effect of sali-cylic acid and abscisic acid applications on some morphological traits and yield of ajowan (Carum copticum L.) under different watering conditions. Irrigation intervals (irrigation after 70, 100, 130 and 160 mm evaporation from class A pan) were located in main plots and exogenou...
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Drought stress is the most prevalent abiotic stress in Iran and has highest negative effect on plant growth and productivity. Polyamines are plant growth regulators that enhance resistance of plants to environmental stresses such as water deficit. In this research, the effect of different putrescine+spermine concentrations (0+0, 40+40, 40+60, and 6...
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Two separate field experiments (split plot with RCB design) with three replications were undertaken in 2014 and 2015, to evaluate the effects of salicylic acid (SA) (0 and 1 mM) and abscisic acid (ABA) (0 and 50 μM) on enzymes activities, soluble sugars, anthocyanin content and physiological traits of ajowan (Carum copticum L.) under different irri...
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A split plot experiment based on randomized complete block design with three replications was carried out in 2015 to determine the best stage for harvest of three dill (Anethum graveolens) ecotypes (Varamin, Isfahan, Malayer) under different irrigation conditions (irrigation after 70, 100, 130 and 160 mm evaporation from class A pan), in order to p...
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Grain yield and yield components of ajowan (Carum copticum L.) were evaluated under field condition in response to salicylic acid (SA) (0 and 1 mM L-1) and abscisic acid (ABA) (0 and 50 µM L-1) applications when irrigated after 70, 100, 130 and 160 mm evaporation from class A pan. Umbels per plant, grains per plant, 1000-grain weight, plant biomass...
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p>This research was conducted to investigate the morpho-physiological effects of salicylic acid and jasmonic acid on soybean performance and productivity under salinity. Leaf chlorophyll content index, carotenoids and anthocyanins content, photosystem II efficiency, relative water content, leaf area, leaf mass, specific leaf area, water use efficie...
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Water deficit is the most common environmental stress factor that is effective on plant growth and development. Polyamines are as growth regulator in plants and increased their tolerance to abiotic stresses such as drought. In this research the effect of foliar application of putrescine (40 and 60 µM) on shoot and root soluble and insoluble sugars...
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Background: Drought stress is the most common abiotic stress factor which reduces the plant growth and development more than other factors. For this reason, identification of effective factors to increase drought tolerance of plants is necessary requirement. Many reports have been focused on the involvement of polyamines in plant response to abioti...
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In order to investigate the effects of hydro-priming duration on green cover and leaf chlorophyll and carotenoid contents of milk thistle (Silybum marianum L.) under different irrigation treatments, a split plot experiment based on randomized complete block (RCB) design with three replications was conducted in 2015 at the Research Farm of the Unive...
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This research was conducted as factorial on the basis of randomized complete block design with three replications to evaluate the effects of salicylic acid (1mM SA), jasmonic acid (0.5mM JA) and SA+JA on H+- ATPase hydrolytic activity of tonoplast in soybean roots under 0, 4, 7 and 10 dSm−1 NaCl levels. The H+- ATPase hydrolytic activity of tonopla...
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In order to investigate the influence of drought stress and also arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM) fungi inoculation on growth, yield and yield components of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.), a pot experiment was conducted using a factorial based on completely randomized blocks design with three replications. The factors were contained three levels of irriga...
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A pot experiment was performed as factorial based on randomized complete block design with three replications, to assess the effects of 1 mM spermidine (SPD) and 1 mM putrescine (PUT) on Indian mustard (Brassica Juncea L.) under different levels of watering (100, 75, 50 and 25% of field capacity). Chlorophyll a and b contents decreased, but the rat...
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This research was arranged as split plot experiment based on randomized complete block design with three replications in 2017, to investigate the responses of safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) to the different levels of irrigation (I1, I2, I3, I4: Irrigation after 70, 100, 130 and 160mm evaporation, for normal irrigation and mild, moderate and se...
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Two experiments were carried out in 2013 and 2014, to investigate changes in grain filling rate (GFR), grain filling duration (GFD) and yield of mung bean in response to salicylic acid (SA) and silicon (Si) under salt stress (0, 3, 6 and 9 dS m ¡1). In experiment 1, four levels of SA (0, 0.5, 1 and 1.5 mM), but in experiment 2, two levels of SA (0...
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Drought stress is a major threat to plant production in semi-arid and arid areas of the world. This research was laid out to asses the effects of sodium nitroprusside (SNP) as a nitric oxide donor on growth, physiological and biochemical changes of in vitro-cultured Allium hirtifolium under polyethylene glycol (PEG) induced drought stress. Basal pl...
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This research was carried out in 2014 at the Research Farm of the University of Tabriz, Iran. The experiment was arranged as split plot on the basis of randomized complete block with three replicates to assess the effects of four irrigation intervals (irrigations after 60, 80, 100 and 120 mm evaporation) on physiological and agronomical traits of t...
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A split plot experiment based on randomized complete block design with three replications was arranged in 2017, to assess the effects of foliar application of nano-fertilizers (SiO2 and Mn2O3) on some morpho-physiological traits of safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) under different irrigation intervals (I1, I2, I3 and I4: Irrigation after 70, 100,...
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This research was conducted in a greenhouse to evaluate the effects of exogenous application of salicylic acid (SA) (1 mM) and 6-benzylaminopurine (BAP) (50 μM) on physiological performance of faba bean (Vicia faba) under different levels of NaCl salinity (0, 4, 8 and 12 dS/m). The experiment was arranged as factorial on the bases of randomized com...
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A greenhouse experiment with factorial arrangement based on randomized complete block design with four replications was conducted in 2015 to evaluate the effects of salicylic acid (SA) (1 mM) and jasmonic acid (JA) (0.5 mM) on oil accumulation and fatty acid composition of soybean oil (Glycine max L.) under salt stress (Non-saline, 4, 7, and 10 dS/...