ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Growth and Acclimatization Response of Sunflower Plantlets Treated with Naphthyl Acetic Acid-Based Environment Friendly Plant Growth Promoters
 
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College of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
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Department of Botany, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
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Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Laboratories Complex, Lahore, Pakistan
Online publish date: 2019-01-23
Publish date: 2019-02-18
Submission date: 2018-01-29
Final revision date: 2018-03-03
Acceptance date: 2018-03-03
 
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2019;28(3):1897–1907
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Preparing novel compounds using environment-friendly protocols for plant growth has remained a major goal for plant scientists. In this research, effect of a novel plant growth promoter on sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) was assessed hydroponically as well as in soil acclimatized plantlets at 1, 10, and 100 μM. The plants were also assessed for antioxidant enzymatic and antifungal activities. The synthesized derivative 2 produced significantly better results in terms of overall growth as compared with standards at 1 μM concentration among all compounds. Increased catalase and superoxide dismutase levels in plant seedlings treated with synthesized compounds were observed when grown in hydroponics, but these values were found to be significantly low as compared to soil-acclimatized plants. No significant zone of inhibition was found on agar plates in antifungal bioassay.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Firadus-e- Bareen   
Department of Botany, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan., College of Eath and Environmental Sciences, Quaid-e-Azam Campus,, 54590 Lahore, Pakistan
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