Variation of salinity tolerance in bean genotypes

CIFTCI V., Turkmen O., DOGAN Y., Erdinç Ç., Şensoy S.

AFRICAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH, vol.6, no.10, pp.2394-2402, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, Index Islamicus, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.2394-2402
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Bean is among the very sensitive plant species to soil salinity. This study was carried out using the 55 bean genotypes collected from Gevas-Van region in Turkey to determine their salinity tolerance. This study aimed to investigate the salt tolerance capacity of this local bean population. 50 mM NaCl was applied to the bean seedlings, and the measurements and observations were done 20 days after the salt application, when the differences among the genotypes appeared. Number of leaves, seedling heights, and root and shoot weights and some nutrients (phosphorous, potassium, iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, copper, zinc, and sodium) of the seedlings were determined. The wide variation at salt stress tolerance was observed in this population. The overall performances of local genotypes were better than the tried commercial cultivars.