The effect of NaCl salinity and sodium pyruvat on growth of cucumber plant

Hamdia M. Abd El-Samad


Salinity affected growth, the contents of chlorophyll, carotenoids, saccharides, nitogen content and some minerals (Na, K, Ca, Mg, P) in cucumber plants (Cucumis sativus). Spraying the shoot system with sodium pyruvate greatly ameliorated the adverse effects of NaCl salinity. This counteraction was associated with an increase in the contents of saccharides, amino acids, proteins, Ca and P.


cucumber; salinity; sodium pyruvate

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