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Research Article

Stimulatory Effect of Hormones, Vitamin C on Growth, Yield and Some Metabolic Activities of Chenopodium quinoa Plants in Egypt

Mahmoud R Sofy*, Abd El-Monem M Sharaf and Hossam M Fouda
Department of Botany and Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University, 11884 Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt
*Corresponding Author : Mahmoud R. Sofy
Botany and Microbiology Department
Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University
11884 Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt
E-mail: mahmoud_sofy@yahoo.com
Received November 24, 2015; Accepted January 27, 2016; Published February 05, 2016
Citation: Sofy MR, Sharaf AEM, Fouda HM (2016) Stimulatory Effect of Hormones, Vitamin C on Growth, Yield and Some Metabolic Activities of Chenopodium quinoa Plants in Egypt. J Plant Biochem Physiol 4:161. doi:10.4172/2329-9029.1000161
Copyright: © 2016 Sofy MR, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
 

Abstract

This research examine the actual growth, yield and certain metabolic activities of quinoa plants in response to foliar treatments with GA3 50 ppm, JA 20 ppm and Asc. 50 ppm. Plants were grown in natural clay loamy soil conditions and treated with every of the aforementioned treatments. The treated plants showed significant responses in most of the growth and yield characteristics (lengths of shoots and roots, number of branches/plant, number of leaves/ plant, plant biomass and weight of 1000-seed). Also, these treatments caused significant increases in the contents of photosynthetic pigments, soluble carbohydrates, soluble proteins and total phenols content. This was the case during the entire duration of time period of the experiment.

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