Visn. Hark. nac. agrar. univ., Ser. Biol., 2019, Issue 3 (48), p. 66-74


E. M. Havva1, M. V. Shvydenko1, D. V. Havva1, Yu. E. Kolupaev1, 2

1Dokuchaev Kharkiv National Agrarian University

(Kharkiv, Ukraine)


2Karazin Kharkiv National University

(Kharkiv, Ukraine)

Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is one of the gasotransmitters involved in signal transduction in plant cells. In recent years, it has been found to be involved in growth processes and plant adaptation to stress-ors. The possibility of inducing plant resistance to adverse factors by action of hydrogen sulfide do-nors, in particular sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS), has been proved. At the same time, their physiolog-ical effects in natural conditions have not yet been investigated. In a small-plot field experiment, the influence of the NaHS-treatment of spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) plants of the Lyubimaya variety on growth processes, content of photosynthetic pigments, and total and grain productivity was studied. During the growing season, plants were sprayed three times (in phases of booting, earring/flowering, and milk ripeness) with NaHS solutions at concentrations of 50, 100, and 500 μM. When plants were treated with a hydrogen sulfide donor in the optimal concentration (100 μM), their linear growth was enhanced, the content of photosynthetic pigments and anthocyanins in the leaves increased, and the water deficit decreased. In the experimental variants, the total and (to a greater extent) grain productivity increased, the mass of 1000 grains increased. It was concluded that at least partially the positive effect of the sodium hydrosulfide treatment on the productivity indices is due to the stress-protective effect of the H2S donor.

Key words: Triticum aestivum, hydrogen sulfide, photosynthetic pigments, water deficit, resistance, productivity



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