The effect of different nitrogen nutrition on proline and asparagine content in plant
M. Neuberg, D. Pavlíková, M. Pavlík, J. Balíkhttps://doi.org/10.17221/47/2010-PSECitation:Neuberg M., Pavlíková D., Pavlík M., Balík J. (2010): The effect of different nitrogen nutrition on proline and asparagine content in plant. Plant Soil Environ., 56: 305-311.
Mixture of plants (Festulolium: Trifolium pretense L.) was grown in the pot experiment with different forms of nitrogen nutrition. The fertilizers (ammonium sulphate or calcium nitrate or ammonium nitrate) were applied conventionally or according to the CULTAN method (Controlled Uptake Long Term Ammonium Nutrition). The absolute growth rate (AGR) and contents of free asparagine and proline in the aboveground biomass were determined. Additional nitrogen increased the dry weight of biomass and AGR of the plants treated with sidedress application in comparison with plants treated with the CULTAN method. The results suggest increased levels of free proline in CULTAN-treated plants while those of asparagine did not increase. The significance of these observations to the loss of potential yield and the relationship between methods of application is considered.Keywords:
plant metabolism; Fabaceae; Poaceae; amino acid; nitrogen assimilation