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Molecules 2018, 23(7), 1518;

Anthocyanins of Coloured Wheat Genotypes in Specific Response to SalStress

National Research Institute of Rural Engineering, Water and Forests (INRGREF), BP 10, Aryanah 2080, Tunisia
Laboratory of Plant Extremophiles, Biotechnology Center at the Technopark of Borj-Cedria Tunisia, BP 901, Hammam Lif 2050, Tunisia
Department of Plant Biology, Institute of Biology, Kiev National University of Taras Shevchenko, Volodymyrska St, 64, 02000 Kyiv, Ukraine
Department of Plant Physiology, Slovak University of Agriculture, Nitra, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 949 01 Nitra, Slovak Republic
Departament of Geografy, University of València, Blasco Ibàñez, 28, 46010 Valencia, Spain
Sonia Mbarki and Oksana Sytar equally contributed to this work.
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Received: 16 May 2018 / Revised: 20 June 2018 / Accepted: 21 June 2018 / Published: 23 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Anthocyanin Research 2018)
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The present study investigated the effect of salt stress on the development of adaptive responses and growth parameters of different coloured wheat genotypes. The different coloured wheat genotypes have revealed variation in the anthocyanin content, which may affect the development of adaptive responses under increasing salinity stress. In the early stage of treatment with salt at a lower NaCl concentration (100 mM), anthocyanins and proline accumulate, which shows rapid development of the stress reaction. A dose-dependent increase in flavonol content was observed for wheat genotypes with more intense purple-blue pigmentation after treatment with 150 mM and 200 mM NaCl. The content of Na+ and K+ obtained at different levels of salinity based on dry weight (DW) was more than 3 times greater than the control, with a significant increase of both ions under salt stress. Overall, our results demonstrated that coloured wheat genotypes with high anthocyanin content are able to maintain significantly higher dry matter production after salt stress treatment. View Full-Text
Keywords: salinity; anthocyanins; proline; MDA; flavonol; wheat salinity; anthocyanins; proline; MDA; flavonol; wheat

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Mbarki, S.; Sytar, O.; Zivcak, M.; Abdelly, C.; Cerda, A.; Brestic, M. Anthocyanins of Coloured Wheat Genotypes in Specific Response to SalStress. Molecules 2018, 23, 1518.

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