In this study, the response of 22 soybean cultivar sprouts to flooding stress was investigated. After sprouts were subjected to flooding stress for 10 days at the V4-V5 growth stages, their dry weights were compared. All plants were kept in a greenhouse under natural light conditions, an average daytime temperature of 35.6 ± 5.3℃ and an average nighttime temperature of 18.2±1.7°C. Soybeans were grown in a concrete bed filled with silt loam soil. Subjecting plants to flooding stress resulted in a large reduction in plant dry weight, plant height, number of nodes, and number of leaves. Cultivars differed significantly in their responses to flooding stress, as indicated by these characteristics (p<0.05). Soybean cultivars were classified into three groups based on their degree of flood tolerance: strong, moderate, and weak. Hannamkong, Namhaekong, Sobaegnamulkong, and Sorogkong had strong tolerance for flood conditions. Tawonkong, Pureunkong, Eunhakong, Myeongjunamulkong, Doremikong, Saebyeolkong, Paldokong, Sowonkong, Pungsannamulkong, Dagikong, Dachaekong, and Anpyeongkong had weak tolerance for flood conditions.
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