Physiological Effects of Exogenous Melatonin on Leaves of Kiwifruit Seedlings under Drought Stress
- 10.2991/ifeesm-17.2018.230How to use a DOI?
- Kiwifruit; Drought stress; Melatonin
Melatonin is a small molecular substance widely found in higher plants and can improve plant resistance to stress ability. To investigate the effects of melatonin on the response mechanism and drought resistance kiwifruit seedlings, one-year-old seedlings of kiwifruit and root irrigation method were used to study the physiological effects of exogenous melatonin on kiwifruit seedlings under drought stress. The results showed that the relative electrical conductivity, soluble sugar content, proline content and total flavanol (TFAC) content of kiwifruit seedlings in the drought-treated group are increasing and the soluble protein content decreases first and then increases when compared with the control group (CK); root irrigation MT solution can effectively reduce the relative conductivity of kiwifruit seedlings leaves, and significantly increase soluble sugar, soluble protein, proline and TFAC content. The results show that MT can effectively reduce the harm of drought stress, improve kiwifruit adapt to drought stress environment.
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TY - CONF AU - Hui Xia AU - Xiaojing Huang AU - Jin Wang AU - Xiulan Lv AU - Dong Liang PY - 2018/02 DA - 2018/02 TI - Physiological Effects of Exogenous Melatonin on Leaves of Kiwifruit Seedlings under Drought Stress BT - Proceedings of the 2017 3rd International Forum on Energy, Environment Science and Materials (IFEESM 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1259 EP - 1262 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ifeesm-17.2018.230 DO - 10.2991/ifeesm-17.2018.230 ID - Xia2018/02 ER -