The aim of the study was to effect of interaction between Ag nanoparticles and salinity on Germination Stages of Lathyrus sativus
L. Treatments included in the study were viz. To 3 levels of salinity (0 as control, 8 and 16 dS/m NaCl), 8 and 16 dS/m and four levels
of silver nanoparticles (0, 5, 10 and 15 ppm) on grass pea seed were tested. An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects
of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), on the seed germination factors, root and shoot length (RL and SL) and proline content of grass
pea Survival under Salinity Levels. Results showed a significant reduction in growth and development indices due to the salinity
stress. The salt stress impaired the germination factors of grass pea seedlings. The application of Ag in combination improved the
germination percentage, shoot and root length, seedling fresh weight and seedling dry weight and seedling dry contents of grass
pea seedlings under stressed conditions. The results suggest that Ag nanoparticles enhancement may be important for osmotic
adjustment in grass pea under salinity stress and application of Ag mitigated the adverse effect of salinity and toxic effects of salinity
stress on grass pea seedlings.
Keywords: Ag nanoparticles; Salinity; Germination Stages; Grass Pea; Lathyrus sativus L.