Proline, Total Chlorophyll, Carbohydrate Amount and Nutrients Uptake in Coriander (Coriandrum Sativum L.) under Drought Stress and Fertilizers Application

Document Type : Research Article


1 Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch

2 University of Torbat Heydarieh

3 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad


To evaluate the effects of drought stress and organic fertilizers on proline, total chlorophyll, carbohydrate amounts and nutrients uptake in coriander, a study was carried out in the experimental farm plots in the form of split plot in complete block with three replications in 2011. Treatments were consisted of three levels of drought stress (30, 60 and 90% of field capacity) and fertilizer treatments (control, complete fertilizer, manure and vermicompost). The results indicated that drought stress had significant effects on chlorophyll, proline, carbohydrates amounts and on nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium uptakes and on sodium concentrations in plant (p>0.01). Fertilizer application had significant effects at five percent level for proline while on carbohydrate, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and sodium concentration it was considerable on the rate of one percent. Fertilizer treatments on chlorophyll content were not significantly effective.


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