Genotypic variations for mineral content at different growth stages in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

Akman Z., Kara B.

CEREAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, vol.31, pp.459-466, 2003 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.459-466


This experiment was carried out to evaluate the genotypic variations in mineral nutrient content among bread wheat genotypes. Commercial wheat varieties Kutluk -94 and Gerek-79 and Kisla and Aksu genotypes from regional wheat populations were chosen based on the results of initial screening experiment with 26 wheat genotypes. The contents of total N (nitrogen), P (phosphorus), K (potassium), Mg (magnesium), Na (sodium) and the micronutrients Fe (iron), Mn (manganese), and Zn (zinc) of each wheat genotypes were determined in whole plant different growth stages (tillering, jointing and heading stages). The contents of minerals varied with growth stage. Except for Mg and Fe, wheat genotypes had higher mineral contents at the earlier growth stages (especially during tillering and jointing stages). Aksu regional population had higher magnesium content when compared to other genotypes.