Optimization of chitosan level to alleviate the drastic effects of heat stress in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.)

Authors

  • Mujahid Ali, Chaudhary Muhammad Ayyub2 , Zahoor Hussain , Rashid Hussain, and Shahla Rashid1

Keywords:

Abiotic stress, Chitosan, Cucumber, Heat stress, Optimization

Abstract

Heat stress is a major concern during cucumber production. To explore its production potential, chitosan
could play a vital role in alleviation of heat stress. This study was planned to evaluate the potential of chitosan in
cucumber growth where it is more effective under high temperature with two factorial under Completely
Randomized Design (CRD). Four genotypes were previously screened out; two were tolerant (L3466, Desicucumber) and two were sensitive (Suyo Long and Poinsett). These genotypes were grown in the growth room having a normal temperature (28°C/22°C day/night). One day before heat treatment (40 ºC/32 ºC day/night), chitosan foliar spray with different concentrations (0, 50, 100, 150,

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Published

2023-06-01

How to Cite

Mujahid Ali, Chaudhary Muhammad Ayyub2 , Zahoor Hussain , Rashid Hussain, and Shahla Rashid1. (2023). Optimization of chitosan level to alleviate the drastic effects of heat stress in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). JPAA, 5(1). Retrieved from https://ojs.aiou.edu.pk/index.php/jpaa/article/view/1089

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