Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 8, Issue 1,2010
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Determination of salinity tolerance of some lentil (Lens culinaris M.) varieties


Kağan Kökten 1*, Tolga Karaköy 2, Adil Bakoğlu 3, Mevlüt Akçura 1

Recieved Date: 2009-10-11, Accepted Date: 2009-12-29


The salt (NaCl) tolerance of 5 lentil genotypes was investigated. Plants were grown at 5 different NaCl concentrations. Germination percentage, shoot and root length, shoot and root dry weight and salt tolerance percentage in the shoots and roots were evaluated. The salt tolerance index (STI) of the genotypes, expressed as the ratio of dry matter yield produced under the NaCl treatments compared to the control treatment, was found to be a reliable criterion for ranking genotypes for their tolerance to NaCl. Altin Toprak and Çağıl showed high levels of tolerance, and Yerli Kırmızı and Fırat- 87 showed medium levels. Seyran-96 was the most susceptible genotype to NaCl.


Lentil, Lens culinaris M., salinity, NaCl, tolerance

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2010
Volume: 8
Issue: 1
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 140-143

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