Hedrich, R and Shabala, S, Stomata in a saline world, Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 46 pp. 87-95. ISSN 1369-5266 (2018) [Refereed Article]
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Salt stress results in a dramatic increase in ABA biosynthesis, H2O2 accumulation, and reduced K+ availability in the shoot. Each of these factors leads to stomata closure, so reducing CO2 assimilation and imposing yield penalties. However, halophytes, naturally salt tolerant plant species, flourish under saline conditions that would cause massive yield penalties in glycophytic crops. Is there anything special about the stomata of halophytes, why is guard cell function in these salt tolerant species not affected by the above factors? This opinion paper addresses these questions by providing a comprehensive assessment of the molecular identity and operational modes of major plasma membrane transporters that mediate stomata movements.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||stomata, halophyte, sodium, potassium, chloride, osmotic adsjutment|
|Research Division:||Biological Sciences|
|Research Group:||Plant biology|
|Research Field:||Plant physiology|
|Objective Division:||Plant Production and Plant Primary Products|
|Objective Group:||Other plant production and plant primary products|
|Objective Field:||Other plant production and plant primary products not elsewhere classified|
|UTAS Author:||Hedrich, R (Professor Rainer Hedrich)|
|UTAS Author:||Shabala, S (Professor Sergey Shabala)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||20|
|Deposited By:||Agriculture and Food Systems|
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