Physiological Responses and Tolerance Evaluation of Five Poplar Varieties to Waterlogging

  • Zhongcheng ZHOU Chinese Academy of Forestry, Key Laboratory of Tree Breeding and Cultivation of the State Forestry Administration, Research Institute of Forestry, Beijing 100091
  • Gang LI Yangtze University, College of Horticulture and Gardening, Jingzhou 434025, Hubei
  • Xiaomei SUN Chinese Academy of Forestry, Key Laboratory of Tree Breeding and Cultivation of the State Forestry Administration, Research Institute of Forestry, Beijing 100091
  • Feng XU Yangtze University, Engineering Research Center of Ecology and Agricultural Use of Wetland of Ministry of Education, Jingzhou 434025, Hubei
  • Zexiong CHEN Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences, Research Institute for Special Plants, Chongqing 402160
Keywords: evaluation of comprehensive; physiological response differences; poplar; varieties; waterlogging resistance

Abstract

Waterlogging resistance of five poplar varieties, ‘Danhongyang’ (DHY), ‘Juba-261’ (JB-261), ‘Zongqiansanhao’ (ZQ-3), ‘Zhonglin-2025’ (ZL-2025), and ‘Nanlin-895’ (NL-895), was evaluated under the simulated waterlogging conditions. Data on changes in leaf color and morphology as well as in biochemical indices, such as chlorophyll, malonaldehyde, soluble protein, soluble sugar content, superoxide dismutase (SOD), peroxidases (POD), ascorbate peroxidase (APX), glutathione reductase (GR), and glutathione peroxidase (GSH-PX) activities, relevant to submergence stress, were analyzed. The principal component analysis of the data identified the waterlogging resistance coefficient of the indices, which showed that waterflooding brought about different degrees of damage in the five poplar varieties, with DHY having the lowest waterlogging index. The leaf pigment content of the poplar was remarkably decreased by waterlogging, whereas malondialdehyde (MDA) and proline contents were enhanced, but in different extents among the poplar varieties. Nearly all other poplar varieties showed a tendency of decline in JB-261, ZQ-3, ZL-2025, NL-895, except for SOD activity in DHY, which increased under submergence stress. Poplar varieties had varying degree of changes in POD activity, and APX activity tended to increase upon waterlogging. GR also displayed increasing tendency in JB-261, ZL-2025 and NL-895, except for in ZQ-3, which declined under waterlogging stress. GSH-PX except for ZQ-3 displayed no significant change, which showed a tendency of decline in DHY, JB-261, ZL-2025, and NL895. Principal component analysis allowed us to reduce16 indices to four independent indices. The subordinate function analysis identified that the DHY variety had the highest waterlogging tolerance, whereas the NL-895 variety had the lowest waterlogging tolerance among tested varieties.

 

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Zhou et al, 2019. Physiological Responses of  Poplar to Waterlogging
Published
2019-04-10
How to Cite
ZHOU, Z., LI, G., SUN, X., XU, F., & CHEN, Z. (2019). Physiological Responses and Tolerance Evaluation of Five Poplar Varieties to Waterlogging. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 47(3). https://doi.org/10.15835/nbha47311440
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