Drought stress tolerance in pineapple (Ananas comosus. L. Merrill) varieties / Nur Suraya Abdullah … [et al.]

Abdullah, Nur Suraya and Abdul Aziz, Noorshilawati and Mohammed, Anisah and Shah Yusop, Mohamad Amir (2011) Drought stress tolerance in pineapple (Ananas comosus. L. Merrill) varieties / Nur Suraya Abdullah … [et al.]. In: Prosiding KONAKA Konferensi Akademik 2011, 6-7 Disember 2011, Universiti Teknologi MARA Pahang.


Pineapple (Ananas comosus (L) Merrill) was recorded as a crop originated from the arid region of the Central America,
and it is believed to be tolerant under drought condition and might be suitable to be cultivated in the BRIS (Beach Ridges
Interspersed with Swales) soil area. The BRIS soil contained low water holding capacity, less nutrient and not suitable
for cultivation of many crops species. Thus, a study was conducted to examine the effect of mannitol as a drought stress
agent on three cultivated varieties (cultivar) of pineapple, namely N36, Morris and Sarawak. with the aim to determine
and to select the best pineapple varieties for cultivating under the BRIS soil condition. The results indicated that the
growth of pineapple was affected by different concentration of mannitol. The proline content of pineapple was increased
with increasing of mannitol concentration however decreased at highest mannitol concentration. Sarawak and Morris
varieties were suitable to be selected as the most suitable and profitable pineapple cultivar for cultivating in the BRIS
soil area.


Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Abdullah, Nur Suraya
Abdul Aziz, Noorshilawati
Mohammed, Anisah
Shah Yusop, Mohamad Amir
Subjects: S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > Field crops > Plant propagation
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > Pineapple
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > Biotechnology > Plant biotechnology
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus
Event Title: Prosiding KONAKA Konferensi Akademik 2011
Event Dates: 6-7 Disember 2011
Page Range: pp. 117-123
Keywords: Drought stress, Pineapple varieties, Proline, BRIS soil, Mannitol
Date: 2011
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/38993
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