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Energy costs of salinity tolerance in crop plants


Tyerman, SD and Munns, R and Fricke, W and Arsova, B and Barkla, BJ and Bose, J and Bramley, H and Byrt, C and Chen, Z and Colmer, TD and Cuin, T and Day, DA and Foster, K and Gilliham, M and Henderson, SW and Horie, T and Jenkins, CLD and Kaiser, BN and Katsuhara, M and Plett, D and Miklavcic, SJ and Roy, SJ and Rubio, F and Shabala, SN and Shelden, M and Soole, K and Taylor, NL and Tester, M and Watt, M and Wege, S and Wegner, LH and Wen, Z, Energy costs of salinity tolerance in crop plants, New Phytologist, 10-12 April 2018, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 25-29. ISSN 0028-646X (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: doi:10.1111/nph.15555


The global need for increased food production means that agriculture is moving into regions with lower rainfall and saline soils, which occupy over 6%of the world land area (Munns, 2005). The aim of this workshop was to work towards completing an energy budget for the mechanisms of salinity tolerance in crop plants, as a guide to the most cost-effective breeding strategies for increasing salt tolerance and yield of important crops. The discussions took into account the supply of energy from mitochondria and chloroplasts, energy demands for transport of water, Na+, Cl- and K+, as well as for processes involved in growth and osmotic adjustment.

The premise of the workshop was that by undertaking an energy budget of salinity tolerance using our current understanding of transport processes and measurements of fluxes, including respiratory fluxes through the cytochrome vs alternative respiratory pathways, we would test our understanding and/or reveal deficiencies in the measurements.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:energy, salinity, sodium, chloride, membrane transport
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant biology
Research Field:Plant physiology
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Grains and seeds
Objective Field:Grains and seeds not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Cuin, T (Dr Tracey Cuin)
UTAS Author:Shabala, SN (Professor Sergey Shabala)
ID Code:136677
Year Published:2019 (online first 2018)
Web of Science® Times Cited:35
Deposited By:Agriculture and Food Systems
Deposited On:2020-01-13
Last Modified:2020-01-13

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