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dc.contributor.authorChrysargyris, Antonios-
dc.contributor.authorMichailidi, Evgenia-
dc.contributor.authorTzortzakis, Nikos G.-
dc.identifier.citationFrontiers in Plant Science, 2018, Volume 9, Article number 489en_US
dc.description.abstractSaline water has been proposed as a solution to partially cover plant water demands due to scarcity of irrigation water in hot arid areas. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia Mill.) plants were grown hydroponically under salinity (0-25-50-100mM NaCl). The overcome of salinity stress was examined by K, Zn, and Si foliar application for the plant physiological and biochemical characteristics. The present study indicated that high (100mM NaCl) salinity decreased plant growth, content of phenolics and antioxidant status and essential oil (EO) yield, while low-moderate salinity levels maintained the volatile oil profile in lavender. The integrated foliar application of K and Zn lighten the presumable detrimental effects of salinity in terms of fresh biomass, antioxidant capacity, and EO yield. Moderate salinity stress along with balanced concentration of K though foliar application changed the primary metabolites pathways in favor of major volatile oil constituents biosynthesis and therefore lavender plant has the potential for cultivation under prevalent semi-saline conditions. Zn and Si application, had lesser effects on the content of EO constituents, even though altered salinity induced changings. Our results have demonstrated that lavender growth/development and EO production may be affected by saline levels, whereas mechanisms for alteration of induced stress are of great significance considering the importance of the oil composition, as well.en_US
dc.publisherFrontiers Media S.A.en_US
dc.rights© 2018 Chrysargyris, Michailidi and Tzortzakis.en_US
dc.subjectCation applicationen_US
dc.subjectEssential oilen_US
dc.subjectLavandula angustifoliaen_US
dc.subjectSoilless cultureen_US
dc.titlePhysiological and biochemical responses of Lavandula angustifolia to salinity under mineral foliar applicationen_US
dc.collaborationCyprus University of Technologyen_US
dc.subject.categoryAgriculture Forestry and Fisheriesen_US
dc.journalsOpen Accessen_US
dc.subject.fieldAgricultural Sciencesen_US
dc.publicationPeer Revieweden_US
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