Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum gracium L.) is a widely known medicinal semi-arid crop, cultivated worldwide. But this herb is susceptible to salt stress especially during the vegetative growth phases. In order to investigate selected physiological characteristics like germination stress, proline and chlorophyll content under salinity stress, 8 Omani fenugreek accessions were exposed to 0, 4, 6, 8, 10 dS m-1 NaCl for 8 days. All accessions showed salt tolerance at germination and seedling growth at low level of salinity. But germination was delayed as NaCl concentration increased and 10 dS m-1 NaCl showed very poor germination rate. The accessions were then transferred to pots under same salt concentration to analyze the proline and chlorophyll content. The presence of NaCl in soil significantly influenced both proline and chlorophyll content and they both correlated positively.
N.A. Al-Saady, A.J. Khan, L. Rajesh and H.A. Esechie, 2012. Effect of Salt Stress on Germination, Proline Metabolism and Chlorophyll Content of Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum gracium L.). Journal of Plant Sciences, 7: 176-185.