Volume 8, Issue 34 (vol. 8, no. 34 2020)                   j.plant proc. func. 2020, 8(34): 61-70 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Lorestan University
2- Lorestan University , eisvand.hr@lu.ac.ir
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Lack of available water in arid and semi-arid regions has a negative effect on the production of soybean (Glycine max L.). Nano zinc chelate (ZnO) has the potential to alleviate this issue through overcoming zinc deficiency and thereby improve plant function. Therefore, to evaluate the effectiveness of ZnO application on soybean in drought stress conditions, a split-plot experiment based on randomized complete block design was conducted. Irrigation treatments (100%, 80%, 60% and 40% water requirement) was the main plot and foliar application of nano-zinc (2ml.L-1 foliar treatment vs. no-application control) was the subplot. The results showed that drought stress had negative effects on plant yield and productivity. Under drought, grain yield, seed oil percentage, oil yield, palmitic acid, stearic acid, cis-oleic acid and linoleic acid were decreased. ZnO application significantly increased proline content, catalase and peroxidase activities. However, the percentage of palmitic acid, stearic acid, linoleic acid and α-linoleic acid decreased with the ZnO foliar spray. In general, results showed that, ZnO treatment, with enhancing antioxidant enzymes activity and changing physiological parameters decreased adverse effects of drought stress on soybean plants.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Drougth Stress
Received: 2018/10/25 | Accepted: 2019/10/5 | Published: 2020/03/2

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