• ahimiJamila Laboratories for Agrophysiology and Post Harvest - Research Unit for Natural Resources and Terroir Products (UR RN & PDT) INRA- CRRA- Agadir 2 Team: Materials, Catalysis and Valorization of Natural Resources, Ibn-Zohr University; Department of Chemistry, FSA. Agadir
  • Bouzoubaâ Zakia Team: Materials, Catalysis and Valorization of Natural Resources, Ibn-Zohr University; Department of Chemistry, FSA. Agadir
  • AchemchemFouad Laboratories for Agrophysiology and Post Harvest - Research Unit for Natural Resources and Terroir Products (UR RN & PDT) INRA- CRRA- Agadir
  • SaffajNabil Laboratories for Agrophysiology and Post Harvest - Research Unit for Natural Resources and Terroir Products (UR RN & PDT) INRA- CRRA- Agadir
  • Mamouni Rachid Laboratories for Agrophysiology and Post Harvest - Research Unit for Natural Resources and Terroir Products (UR RN & PDT) INRA- CRRA- Agadir




Saffron Crocus Sativus L, Salinity, Silicon, Stigma, Anti-Radical Activity

Abstract [English]

This study investigates the effect of silicon (Si) application on saffron plantgrown under salt stress. Therefore; Saffron, Crocus sativus L. was grown in different treatments of NaCl in presence and absence of 1 mM of silicon in its soluble form, orthosilicic acid(H4SiO4). Our results exhibited that the application of silicon enhanced the physiologicalstudied parameters and morphological attributes of saffron stigmas; the length of stigma improvement was 29% and 41,4% in saline treatments of 50 mM and 100mM respectively in presence of silicon compared to the same treatments without silicon, the dry weight of the stigma boosted by 40% for the treatment of 50mM of NaCl and 20% for 100 mM treatments compared to the same treatments in absence ofsilicon. Siliconaddition ameliorated RWC, total phenolic,anti-radical leaves activity and K+ contents and K+/Na+ ration in both roots and leaves. These results suggested that Si application enhanced saffron plant and improved the weight and length of saffron stigma.


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How to Cite

Jamila, ahimi, Zakia, B., Fouad, A., Nabil, S., & Rachid, M. (2018). EFFECT OF SILICON APPLICATION ONTALIOUINE CROCUS SATIVUS (L) CULTIVATION UNDERSALT STRESS. International Journal of Research -GRANTHAALAYAH, 6(9), 291–300. https://doi.org/10.29121/granthaalayah.v6.i9.2018.1233