Transcriptomic characterization of candidate genes responsive to salt tolerance of Miscanthus energy crops
Zhihong Song, Qin Xu, Cong Lin, Chengcheng Tao, Caiyun Zhu, Shilai Xing, Yangyang Fan, Wei Liu, Juan Yan, Jianqiang Li and Tao Sang
Version of Record online: 21 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12413
Miscanthus lutarioriparius, an endemic species in central China, is considered to be a promising candidate of second-generation energy crops. Seeds of the five populations of M. lutarioriparius were collected in natural habitats and planted in the experimental field (natural saline soil) in Dongying, Shandong province of China. After one year long-term salt stress, the growth status of Suaeda salsa that originally derived from the experimental field and one of the five populations of M. lutarioriparius are as the picture showed. Compared with S. salsa, the better growth status of M. lutarioriparius indicated that it has the capability of producing high biomass on the saline marginal land.