A wild lentil plant
from Cyprus, as well as wild relatives of the grass pea and fava bean are among more than 70,000 seeds which have recently been sent from the UK's Millennium Seed Bank to Lebanon.
Thus, the inhibitory effects of salinity and drought on lentil plant
(in relation to the studied traits) had the same effects.
Subplot treatments consisted of (a) sole isabgol (40 isabgol plant [m.sup.-2]); (b) sole lentil (40 lentil plant
[m.sup.-2]); (c) one row of isabgol alternating with one row of lentil, 1:1 isabgol-lentil intercropping system (20 isabgol and 20 lentil plant
[m.sup.-2]); (d) one row of isabgol alternating with three rows of lentil, 1:3 isabgol-lentil intercropping system (10 isabgol and 30 lentil plant
[m.sup.-2]); and (e) one row of lentil alternating with three rows of isabgol, 3:1 isabgol-lentil intercropping system (30 isabgol and 10 lentil plant
[m.sup.-2]); The treatments were laid out in 6*6 m plots and both crops at both monocropping and intercropping was sown at a spacing of 0.25 m between rows and 0.10 m within rows.
Adequate vegetative growth and branching enable lentil plant
to provide sufficient number of pods hence produce higher yield.
This isolate was certified as highly aggressive and causing severs wilt disease on lentil plant
This difference in conduct (i.e., adaptability to the mechanical harvesting) among the varieties is related to the difference of their height i.e., Lentil plants
are typically short that ranges from 20 to 75cm in height, depending on growth conditions .
Simultaneously Meloidogyne incognita was inoculated @ 1000 [j.sub.2] per kg of soil around the roots of lentil plants
. The treatments were replicated thrice in completely randomized design (CRD) as follows: Observations were recorded on plant growth parameters viz., shoot length (cm), root length (cm), shoot weight (g), root weight (g), number of galls per plant, final nematode population and root knot index using the following 1 to 5 scale (Taylor and Sasser, 1978).
Therefore, this, study is aimed at exploring the in vitro regeneration potential of BA pulse-treated plumule apice explants of highly recalcitrant lentil plants
. Efficient methods for inducing shoot regeneration in lentils can help to develop genetically modified lentil through Agrobacterium mediated genetic transformation in future.
There was also a significant interaction between soil type and genotype for water extracted by lentil plants
between sowing and maturity (Table 5).