Interaction effects of zinc and manganese on growth, uptake response and chlorophyll content of sweet com (Zea mays var. saccharata)

Soltangheisi, A. and Abdul Rahman, Z. and Ishak, C.F. and Mohamed Musa, H. and Zakikhani, H. (2014) Interaction effects of zinc and manganese on growth, uptake response and chlorophyll content of sweet com (Zea mays var. saccharata). Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, 13 (1). pp. 26-33.

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Abstract

Manganese (Mn) and Zinc (Zn) interact with each other and this interaction can result in impacts on the yield of corn plants. This study was conducted to examine the effect of different levels of Mn and Zn on the yield, Mn and Zn concentration, root growth parameters and chlorophyll contents of corn plants. Sweet corn was grown in nutrient culture containing all combinations of Zn and Mn at levels of 0.0, 0.1, 1.0 and 10.0 mg L-1 as ZnSO4.7H2O and MnSO4.H2O, respectively and harvested at 28 days after transplanting. Mn and Zn concentrations in roots and shoots increased with increasing Mn and Zn concentration in nutrient solution. Zn concentration in both roots and shoots enhanced with increasing Mn levels. Mn concentration in shoots did not show any correlation with Zn concentration in nutrient solution, but Mn concentration in roots decreased with increasing levels of Zn. Zn0Mn1 treatment produced the highest yield. The lowest dry weight of young corn plants was recorded under Zn10Mn0 treatment due to Mn deficiency. Chlorophyll content decreased with high Zn application and this can be attributed to the interaction of Zn with iron in the growth medium. Different levels of Zn and Mn in nutrient solution did not have any significant effect on root parameters.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Asian Journal of Plant Sciences
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142268
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18 Mar 2020 16:35
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Yes
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Published
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12 Sep 2020 08:04