Trait dissection of salinity tolerance with plant phenomics

Bettina Berger*, Bas De Regt, Mark Tester

*Corresponding author for this work

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The phenotypic response of plants to high external levels of NaCl is very dynamic so the methods used for phenotyping should be able to capture those dynamics. Non-destructive high-throughput plant imaging enables researchers to measure salt stress-induced changes in plant growth over time. In addition, the color information of the digital images allows the quantification of leaf senescence induced through long-term exposure to NaCl. In combination with destructive leaf sampling to measure leaf [Na+], this approach allows dissection of salinity tolerance into its individual components.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPlant Salt Tolerance
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Protocols
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781617799853
StatePublished - 2012

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • Growth analysis
  • Osmotic tolerance
  • Plant imaging
  • Tissue tolerance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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