Twenty one genotypes of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) were evaluated at four salinity levels
for seedling emergence and establishment characters. The genotypes exhibited significant
differences for all the traits studied. Results of joint regression analysis suggested that both
predictable and unpredictable components contributed significantly to the observed
difference in the stabilityofgenotypes for various characters. Itwas inferred that genotypes
HO 2385, KRL 5, WH 157, WH 291 and VW 120 were found to be ideal under conditions of
salinity for all the characters. On the other hand, the genotypes HD 2009, HUW 300,
Kharchia 65 and Raj 1482 were found suitable only for nonsaline conditions. Raj 3214 was
found to be stable for shoot length and osmolarity.
Keywords: Triticum aestivum, salinity, stability, osmolarity, electrolyte leakage.
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906
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