EFFECTS OF ZINC OXIDE NANOPARTICLES FOR PROMOTING SEEDGERMINATION OF RICE (ORYZA SATIVA L.) UNDER SALINITYSTRESSAbhishek Singh, Rakesh Singh Sengar, Ramji Singh, Uday Pratap Shahi,Manoj Kumar Yadav, Vaishali1, Lokesh Kumar Gangwarand Vishnu Dayal Rajput
Salinity stress had a direct impact on rice (Oryza sativa L.) growth and physiological features throughoutthe early stages of development. The current study aimed to investigate the influence of Zinc oxidenanoparticles (ZnO-NPs) in the rice germination stage during salinity stress because the germination andseedling stage is critical for the correct development and growth of plants. The different concentrations ofNaCl and ZnO NPs (T1-60 mM NaCl, T2-80 mM NaCl, T3-100 mM NaCl, T4-60 mM NaCl+50 ppm ZnO NPs,T5-80 mM NaCl+50 ppm ZnO NPs and T6-100 mM NaCl+50 ppm ZnO NPs) improve the germination ratein rice during salinity stress. We conducted our experiment in a landrace of rice Kargi and salinity tolerancerice variety CSR 30. The current studyâs findings reveal that ZnO NPs have a significant effect in reducingsalt stress during rice germination.