Effect of water-deficit stress on fruit yield, antioxidant activity, and some physiological traits of four Iranian melon genotypes

Taher Barzegar؛ Hadi Lotfi؛ Vali Rabiei؛ Zahra Ghahremani؛ Jafar Nikbakht

دوره 48، ویژه نامه ، مهر 1396، ، صفحه 13-25

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhs.2017.63643

چکیده
  To evaluate the effect of water-deficit stress on the yield, antioxidant activity, and physiological traits of four Iranian melon genotypes (“Khatooni,” “Suski-Sabz,” “Zarde-Tabriz,” and “Shiari”), an experiment was conducted. The irrigation levels were: (1) control (100%ETc); (2) deficit irrigation 66% (66%ETc); and (3) deficit irrigation 33% (33%ETc). The results showed that the yield and relative water content (RWC) significantly decreased in response to an increase in water-deficit stress. The highest yield reduction (60.7%) was measured in Khatooni ...  بیشتر