Effects of Hyperosmotic Salinity on Protein Patterns and Enzyme Activities

Authored by: Koyro Hans-Werner , B. Huchzermeyer , Zörb Christian

Handbook of Plant and Crop Physiology

Print publication date:  March  2014
Online publication date:  March  2014

Print ISBN: 9781466553286
eBook ISBN: 9781466553293
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Salt is so abundant on our planet that it is a major constraint to global food crop production, jeopardizing the capacity of agriculture to sustain the burgeoning human population increase (Flowers 2004). It is estimated that 20% of all cultivated land and nearly half of irrigated land is salt-affected, greatly reducing yield well below the genetic potential. Thus, salinization is of major concern for global food production (Pitman and Läuchli 2002). Therefore, different types of soil salinity and their effects on plant growth have been analyzed in detail to develop breeding and cropping strategies to lessen the current problem (Munns 2005).

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