The impact of Salt Stress on The Growth and Photosynthetic Pigments of Vicia faba (L).


  • Saleh O. Mergeb Botany Department, Science Faculty, Zintan University, Zintan, Libya



Germination, Salinity stress, Sodium chloride (NaCl), Chlorophyll.


Water used for crop irrigation is often of insufficient quality in the Mediterranean region, where sea water invades the porous karst matrix and salinizes Sources of soil and water. Measuring the productivity of horticultural crops under saline conditions helps decide if and when crops should be irrigated if water is saline, thus balancing crop water and salt stress. To examine the effects of saline irrigation water on (Vicia faba L.) biomass and yield parameters, a greenhouse pot experiment was set up.NaCl salinity was applied as follows: After 15 days from irrigation, plants were subjected to graded levels of salinity: 0, 50, 100, 200 and 300 mM NaCl, applied in stepwise daily increments to avoid induction of salt shock to the seedlings. Height of Plant (cm), The number of lateral branches , number of( leaves, pods, seeds) per plant, shoot weight (g), is correlated with an increase in stressed plant photosynthetic pigments. five weeks after salinity therapy, the weight of the pod (g) and the weight of the seed (g) were determined. Increased irrigation water salinity statistically significantly decreased the calculated parameters (P<0.05) relative to regulation , except for the number of branches and pods. Salinity is associated with an increase in photosynthetic pigments in stressed plants. The productivity of Vicia faba has decreased in proportion to the degree of salinity of irrigation water.


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How to Cite

Mergeb, S. O. (2021). The impact of Salt Stress on The Growth and Photosynthetic Pigments of Vicia faba (L). Scientific Journal for Faculty of Science-Sirte University, 1(2), 32–40.