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Non-stomatal limitation of photosynthesis by soil salinity


Pan, T and Liu, M and Kreslavski, VD and Zharmukhamedov, SK and Nie, C and Yu, M and Kuznetsov, VV and Allakhverdiev, SI and Shabala, S, Non-stomatal limitation of photosynthesis by soil salinity, Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 51, (8) pp. 791-825. ISSN 1064-3389 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/10643389.2020.1735231


Soil salinity is a major threat to agricultural sustainability and a global food security. Until now, most research has concentrated around stomatal limitation to photosynthesis, while non-stomatal limitations receiving much less attention. This work summarizes the current knowledge of impact of salinity on chloroplast metabolism and operation and finding viable solutions to minimize it. The major topics covered are: (1) the key targets of the photosynthetic apparatus under salt stress; (2) a tolerance of PSII to salt stress and its repair; (3) salinity effects on biochemistry of CO2 fixation and its regulation; (4) ionic requirements for optimal operation of chloroplasts; and (5) ion transport systems in chloroplasts that optimize chloroplast performance under hostile saline conditions. We show that enhancing plant capacity for protection by modifying PSI cyclic electron transport, redistribution of electron transport between photosystems, thylakoid membrane composition and photosynthetic antioxidant enzymes activity may be a promising way to improve tolerance to salt stress under real-field condition. It is concluded that revealing the molecular nature of chloroplast ion transporters and understanding the modes of their operation will ensure the future sustainability of the world agriculture and the prospects of biological phytoremediation of salinized land via using salt-tolerant crop germplasm.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:photosystems I and II; chloroplast; ion transporters
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Crop and pasture production
Research Field:Crop and pasture biochemistry and physiology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the agricultural, food and veterinary sciences
UTAS Author:Shabala, S (Professor Sergey Shabala)
ID Code:152656
Year Published:2021
Web of Science® Times Cited:74
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2022-08-23
Last Modified:2022-11-29

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