19. Salt Resistance of Crop Plants: Physiological Characterization of a Multigenic Trait

  1. Malcolm J. Hawkesford and
  2. Peter Barraclough
  1. Sven Schubert

Published Online: 13 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470960707.ch19

The Molecular and Physiological Basis of Nutrient Use Efficiency in Crops

The Molecular and Physiological Basis of Nutrient Use Efficiency in Crops

How to Cite

Schubert, S. (2011) Salt Resistance of Crop Plants: Physiological Characterization of a Multigenic Trait, in The Molecular and Physiological Basis of Nutrient Use Efficiency in Crops (eds M. J. Hawkesford and P. Barraclough), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470960707.ch19

Editor Information

  1. Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK

Author Information

  1. Institute of Plant Nutrition, Interdisciplinary Research Center for Environmental Research, (IFZ), Justus-Liebig-Universität, Giessen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 19 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813819921

Online ISBN: 9780470960707

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Keywords:

  • salt resistance of crop plants - physiological characterization of multigenic traits;
  • soil salinity, and hazard increase - in worldwide crop production;
  • saline soils, and electrical conductivity - 4dSm−1 in saturation extract;
  • soil salinity, hazard in arid - and semi-arid regions of the world;
  • two-phase model of salt stress - poor understanding, of why salt stress inhibits plant growth;
  • osmotic resistance, in salt stress - salinity, decreasing solute potential;
  • sodium exclusion strategies, second phase - testing biphasic model of growth, salt stress;
  • salt resistance - during reproductive stage;
  • biphasic model of growth response of crop plants - improving salt resistance in wheat;
  • better understanding of processes - of cell elongation, needed

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • Introduction

  • The two-phase model of salt stress

  • Osmotic resistance during salt stress: first phase

  • Sodium exclusion strategies: second phase

  • Salt resistance during the reproductive stage

  • Concluding remarks

  • Acknowledgment

  • References