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Cell-specific localization of Na+ in roots of durum wheat and possible control points for salt exclusion

Huang, Cheng; Lauchli, Andre; James, Richard A; McCully, Margaret E; Munns, Rana Ellen

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Sodium exclusion from leaves is an important mechanism for salt tolerance in durum wheat. To characterize possible control points for Na+ exclusion, quantitative cryo-analytical scanning electron microscopy was used to determine cell-specific ion profiles across roots of two durum wheat genotypes with contrasting rates of Na+ transport from root to shoot grown in 50 mm NaCl. The Na+ concentration in Line 149 (low transport genotype) declined across the cortex, being highest in the epidermal and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/24765
Source: Plant Cell and Environment
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3040.2008.01864.x

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