Ece Turhan, Cigdem Aydogan, Sergul Ergin
Full Text PDF | Chlorophyll, heat stress, non-enzymatic antioxidant, protein, Solanum lycopersicum.
This study was conducted to investigate the effects of high temperatures on three tomato cultivars at first bloom and yield stages. The leaves were subjected to high temperature stress at 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 and 60°C with gradual increments every 30-minutes in both stages. Samples were analyzed for total chlorophyll (Chl), carotenoid (Car), ascorbic acid (AsA), glutathione (GSH), total soluble protein (TSP) contents. Besides, protein profiles were determined with SDS-PAGE. Heat stress decreased Chl content in both stages, while it was higher in first bloom stage than in yield stage. Whereas carotenoid content increased in both stages. The AsA and GSH contents were higher in yield stage than in first bloom stage. Heat stress, generally reduced AsA content, while increased GSH content. It was observed that the effect of cultivars and temperature treatments on the TSP content was different in both periods. In addition, TSP content had decreased with increasing temperatures, while many protein bands had been observed in SDS-PAGE with sizes ranging from 13 kDa to 89 kDa according to treatments.
Cite this paper: Turhan, E., Aydogan, C., Ergin, S. (2021). PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF HIGH TEMPERATURE TREATMENTS ON TOMATO LEAVES AT TWO DEVELOPMENTAL PHASES. Current Trends in Natural Sciences, 10(19), 260-269. https://doi.org/10.47068/ctns.2021.v10i19.034