Effect of sterol, alcohol and dimethylsulfoxide on sorghum seedling damage by above-freezing low temperature

Tajima, K. and Shimizu, N. (1973) Effect of sterol, alcohol and dimethylsulfoxide on sorghum seedling damage by above-freezing low temperature. Proceedings of the Crop Science Society of Japan, 42 (2). pp. 220-226.

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Abstract

In pot trials using sorghum, the prevention of damage due to low temperature (6 deg C) by watering the soil with 1 or 5% solution of alcohols or dimethyl sulfoxide (0.2-10%) or mixing 0.2-1 g cholesterol with the soil in pots 15 X 5.5 X 10 cm in size was investigated. All treatments reduced the effects of low temperature and among the alcohols, glycerol was most effective. As cholesterol protects membranes and dimethyl sulfoxide protects protein, it seemed likely that both proteins and membranes were concerned in low-temperature damage. Sorghum showed no growth at low temperature, but rye and oat seedlings increased in height.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: National Grassland Research Institute, Nishinasuno, Tochigi.
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry > Biochemistry
Social Sciences > Plant Physiology and Biochemistry > Biochemistry
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr. SanatKumar Behera
Date Deposited: 24 May 2012 14:18
Last Modified: 24 May 2012 14:18
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/5746

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