Adaptation of Physalis angulata L. to salinity stress as an environmental factor in terms of morphological response

D. N. Sholehah, S. Hariyanto, H. Purnobasuki

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Salinity-affected areas include dry and semi-arid parts of the world, with low crop production capacity. P. angulata is economically important of genus Physalis due to its nutraceutical benefit. This study aims to evaluate the morphological response of P. angulata to salinity stress. The research was conducted in Bangkalan Madura. Salinity treatments were consist of 0, 20, 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 140, 160, 180. Research has been designed according to randomized block design with three replications. Each replication consists of 4 plants. Leaf morphology was observed by measuring the chlorophyll content in young leaves and visual symptoms in old leaves. The response of plant roots to salinity was carried out by measuring root volume and primary root length. The study result that morphological changes occur in the leaves and roots. There is an acceleration of senescence of old leaves and a decrease in young leaves chlorophyll. The root changes can be seen from the root volume and primary root length reduction. The changes began to occur at a concentration of 80 mM except for the primary root length, which begins to appear at a concentration of 120 mM.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012019
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Agriculture, Environment and Food Security, AEFS 2021 - Medan, Indonesia
Duration: 18 Nov 2021 → …


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