African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6590

Full Length Research Paper

Effects of combined salt and flooding stresses on the growth and physiological behavior of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.)

Hajer Sghaier
  • Hajer Sghaier
  • UR d’Ecologie Végétale, Faculté des Sciences de Tunis, Université Tunis El Manar, Campus Universitaire Farhat Hached, 1060 Tunis, Tunisia.
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Achref Aloui
  • Achref Aloui
  • Institut Supérieur des Sciences et Technologies de l’Environnement de Borj Cedria, Université de Carthage, BP-1003, Hammam-Lif 2050, Tunisia.
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Ayda Khadri
  • Ayda Khadri
  • UR d’Ecologie Végétale, Faculté des Sciences de Tunis, Université Tunis El Manar, Campus Universitaire Farhat Hached, 1060 Tunis, Tunisia.
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Samira Aschi-Smiti
  • Samira Aschi-Smiti
  • UR d’Ecologie Végétale, Faculté des Sciences de Tunis, Université Tunis El Manar, Campus Universitaire Farhat Hached, 1060 Tunis, Tunisia.
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Renaud Brouquisse
  • Renaud Brouquisse
  • UMR INRAE 1355, CNRS 7254, Université Nice Côte d’Azur, Institut Sophia Agrobiotech, 06903 Sophia Antipolis cedex, France.
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  •  Received: 04 March 2020
  •  Accepted: 22 April 2020
  •  Published: 30 June 2020

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