Jawaher Ahmad, Hoda Ahmed , Reda Moghaieb



Role of Chlorella Vulgaris as A Salt Resistant Barrier for Salt Compromised Crops

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Chlorella Vulgaris is a commonly present green alga that is present in freshwater in the form of a single-celled organism with greater photosynthetic efficiency. It is sufficiently rich with macro and micronutrients include carbohydrates and proteins. Previous reports suggested that Chlorella Vulgaris has the potential to survive in a great saline environment. The current research focused on the application of C. Vulgaris at two crop plant includes cherry tomato and chilli pepper. These plants are usually sensitive against salt, while C. vulgaris enhanced the ability of such plants to bear excessive salinity. One-month plant seedlings were treated with 100mM and 1M concentration of NaCl along with C. Vulgaris and observed for two weeks’ period. The plant growth and gene expression of rbcl and sos1 were collected. Gene expression analyses revealed that plants showed high salt-resistant along with better growth of plants. It is suggested that the growth of plants was enhanced and promote the presence of cultivation media and C. Vulgaris. It was also observed that sole salt suppresses the growth of plants. The Bold Basal Media was more promising as compared to CHU 10 media. The current finding also suggested that C. Vulgaris could be applied as biofertilizer in salt-resistant crops for the enhancement of their productivity.


Chlorella Vulgaris, Salt tolerance, Biofertilizer, Photosynthesis, CT value


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Jawaher Ahmad, Hoda Ahmed , Reda Moghaieb. (2021) Role of Chlorella Vulgaris as A Salt Resistant Barrier for Salt Compromised Crops. International Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Systems, 6, 105-109


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