Wuxal amino (Bio stimulant) improved growth and physiological performance of tomato plants under salinity stress through adaptive mechanisms and antioxidant potential

Mohamed M. Ali, Kaouthar Jeddi, Mohamed S. Attia, Salah M. Elsayed, Mohammad Yusuf, Mahmoud S. Osman, Mona H. Soliman, Kamel Hessini

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Abstract

In the present study, ameliorative capabilities of wuxal amino (bio stimulant) under salt stress has been investigated through adaptive mechanisms and antioxidant potential in tomato plants. In the experiment, two different concentrations (2 cm L-1 and 3 cm L-1) of wuxal amino through foliar application and soil irrigation were applied to the salt (150 mM) treated tomato plants and then morphological traits, photosynthetic pigments, osmolytes, secondary metabolites, oxidative stress and antioxidant enzymes activity were assessed at 60 days after planting. The results revealed that salt stress decreased the growth parameters, photosynthetic pigments, soluble sugars and soluble protein whereas, content of proline, ascorbic acid, total phenols, malondialdehyde, hydrogen peroxide and the activity of antioxidant enzymes activity increased under salt stress. Moreover, Wuxal amino application through foliar or soil to salt stressed plants improved morphological traits, photosynthetic pigments, osmolytes, total phenol and antioxidant enzymes activity. Interestingly, the deleterious impact of salinity on tomato plants were significantly reduced and it can be evident from reduced MDA and H2O2 levels. These responses varied with the mode (foliar or soil) of application of Wuxal amino under different concentrations (2 cm L-1 and 3 cm L-1). It was concluded that application of Wuxal amino (2 cm L-1, foliar) and (3 cm L-1; soil) proved best and could be commercially used as eco-friendly tool for the protection of tomato plants grown under salinity stress.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3204-3213
Number of pages10
JournalSaudi Journal of Biological Sciences
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021

Keywords

  • Antioxidants
  • Oxidative stress
  • Secondary metabolites
  • Tomato
  • Wuxal amino

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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