[Variation of betaine and proline contents in wheat seedlings under salt stress].Zhi Wu Sheng Li Yu Fen Zi Sheng Wu Xue Xue Bao. 2005 Feb; 31(1):103-6.ZW
Glycine betaine (GB) and proline contents of leaf and root were simultaneously determined by HPLC-ESI-MS at seedling stage in the three wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) varieties (salt tolerance from high to low), SW12, Ningchun No.4 and Chinese Spring (C.S) under 5 different salt stress levels. The GB contents among SW12, Ningchun No.4 and C.S were found outstanding difference by ANOVA (P<0.01) and consistent with salt tolerance in wheat. Proline contents were not different among 3 wheat varieties in leaf, but difference was found in the root between the Ningchun No.4 and C.S (P<0.05). The result suggested GB, as one of the materials for osmotic adjustment in plant, had the closest relationship with salt tolerance and could be used as an index of salt tolerance in wheat.