Genetic Determinants of Salinity Tolerance in Crop Plants

Darren Plett*, Bettina Berger, Mark Tester

*Corresponding author for this work

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4 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGenes for Plant Abiotic Stress
Number of pages31
ISBN (Print)9780813815022
StatePublished - Oct 20 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Ca2+ - insensitive influx
  • Cell-specific signaling
  • Genetic determinants of salinity tolerance in crop plants
  • Lithium chloride (LiCl) and NaCl effects on plant growth
  • Nonselective cation channels (NSCC) and cyclic-nucleotide gated channels (CNGC)
  • Phloem recirculation
  • Poor soil crop adaptation genes
  • Response to damage and growth maintenance
  • Sodium exclusion mechanisms - overwhelming in high sodium growth conditions
  • United States Salinity Laboratory (USSL) and United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

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