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Volume 234, 2021The International Conference on Innovation, Modern Applied Science & Environmental Studies (ICIES2020)
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|Published online||02 February 2021|
The effect of foliar application of Ulva rigida extract on the growth and biochemical parameters of wheat plants
1 Department of Biology, Plant, animal and agro-industry Production laboratory, Faculty of Sciences, Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, BP.133, 14020, Morocco
2 Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques of Tangier, BP 416, 90000, Morocco
3 AgroBioSciences Research Division, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Benguerir 43150, Morocco
4 Department of Biology, Laboratory of Biotechnology and molecular bioengineering, Faculty of Sciences and Technology FSTG, Cadi Ayyad University, Gueliz-Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Many research studies have shown the importance of seaweed extract in agriculture. Marine macroalgae are rich in diverse compounds like lipids, proteins, carbohydrates, phytohormones, amino acids, osmoprotectants and minerals. In this study, we have tried to characterize Moroccan macroalgae species Ulva rigida collected from the coastal area of Akhfenir in order to evaluate their potential to improve growth plant. The proximate composition, mineral element (Ca, K, Mg, Na and Cl), pigments, amino acid, proteins, lipids, polyphenol contents were determined in liquid extract obtained from green seaweed (SWE) Ulva rigida. Results show that the application of SWE at different concentrations (0,12.5, 25, 50%) significantly enhanced growth parameters, especially with 25% of seaweed liquid extract. Therefore, algal treatment by foliar application is proved to be an effective technique to improve the growth of wheat plants. This study provides important information on the characterization, identification and utilization of seaweed resources for agriculture as biostimulants.
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