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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(5): 1671-1678
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.188


Antitranspirants: An Effective Approach to Mitigate the Stress in Field Crops
Vishal Guleria1* and Shweta2
1Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, Punjab, India, 144411
2Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyala,
Palampur, 176062, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Antitranspirants are the compounds or the substances applied to the leaves of the plants for the purpose of reducing water loss (transpiration) without causing a momentous change in the various important processes of the plant such as growth and photosynthesis. Antitranspirants are generally classified into four distinct categories viz., stomatal closing type, film- forming type, reflecting type and growth retardant. Antitranspirants application in cereal crops play very immense role as they are known to be involved in retaining water in the soil profile which helps to reduce water stress and improved the water holding capacity significantly. It also results in increased photosynthesis rate, chlorophyll content, stomatal resistance, protein content, oil content, proline content and also improved the activity of antioxidant enzymes (SOD, POD and GR). Moreover, treatment with these antitranspirants leads to tremendous increase in seed germination, growth rate and most importantly yield of grain and yield contributing characters in different cereal crops.


Keywords: suppressant agents, Photosynthesis, Water stress, Yield
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Vishal Guleria and Shweta. 2020. Antitranspirants: An Effective Approach to Mitigate the Stress in Field Crops.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(5): 1671-1678. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.188