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Genotypic variation among chickpea and wild Cicer spp. in nutrient uptake with increasing concentration of solution Al at low pH

Sultana, S., Bell, R.W.ORCID: 0000-0002-7756-3755 and Vance, W.H. (2020) Genotypic variation among chickpea and wild Cicer spp. in nutrient uptake with increasing concentration of solution Al at low pH. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 157 . pp. 390-401.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plaphy.2020.10.034
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Abstract

In many acidic soils, high concentrations of toxic Al3+ hamper plant growth by restricting root growth which in turn restricts water and nutrient absorption. Previous research showed variation among chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) and wild Cicer species in root elongation at 15 μM Al or more, but effects on nutrient absorption have not been examined. The variation in nutrient uptake of two chickpea varieties (PBA HatTrick and PBA Striker) and two wild Cicer species (C. echinospermum (C. echi) and C. reticulatum (C. reti)) was determined in low pH (4.2) nutrient solution with increasing Al concentrations (0, 7.5, 15, 30 μM Al). While C. echi, PBA HatTrick and PBA Striker had thicker roots and more lateral roots compared to C. reti, C. reti had greater aluminium tolerance index (AlTI) at 15 and 30 μM Al. The C. echi had higher uptake of root and shoot Al (7.5, 15 and 30 μM Al), P and S (15 and 30 μM Al) while its uptake was marginally lower for Mg, Ca (all Al treatments) and K (15 and 30 μM Al). By contrast, C. reti contained higher shoot Ca concentration at 15 and 30 μM Al and it had lower root Al uptake. Manganese uptake by C. reti roots and shoots were high enough to induce moderate Mn toxicity at 0 and 7.5 μM Al. Therefore, in response to Al toxicity, C. reti maintained greater AlTI and restricted Al uptake while increasing Ca uptake.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Agricultural Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Copyright: © 2020 Elsevier Masson SAS
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58839
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