Table 2

Effect of salinity on shoot biomass, leaf growth, and mineral contents in the leaf growing zone
Distance from leaf base (mm)
15–30 mm 30–50 mm
Control Salt Control Salt
REGR (h-1) 0.062±0.005 0.041±0.003 0.054±0.003 0.018.±0.001
DM (%) 7.35±0.19 10.20±0.40 6.13±0.20 9.11±0.29
Na (μmol g FW-1) 0.10±0.005 42.10±0.203 0.15±0.005 53.00±1.904
Cl (μmol g FW-1) 43.0±2.0 102.1±4.9 42.5±2.3 103.5±9.5
Ca (μmol g FW-1) 6.7±0.4 1.5±0.1 3.9±0.15.0 1.1±0.4

Effect of salinity on shoot biomass and leaf elongation rate (A), and on Relative elemental growth rate (REGR); % dry mater (DM), Na, Cl and Ca contents of growing leaf tissue from two locations along the growing zone: 15-30 mm and 30-50 mm from the leaf base (B). Plants were grown at 1mM NaCl (control) or 80 mM NaCl (Salt). Data are means ± SE (n=5).

Kravchik and Bernstein

Kravchik and Bernstein BMC Genomics 2013 14:24   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-14-24

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