The ability for salt removal at the leaf sheath level is considered to be one of the major mechanisms associated with salt tolerance in rice
L-Cucumber’s leaf prototype mimics leaf shape of stressed plants.
Though the cause isn’t clear, the chloroplasts may be reacting to carbon dioxide or light levels.
When the parasitic plant dodder attacks two plants, stress felt by one victim can be passed to the other.
Wild germplasm can potentially be used to improve the salt tolerance of crops by the identification of useful genes and incorporation of these into salinity-sensitive cultivars.
Rising sea levels mean increased salinity for plants on the shore, but how well do coastal plants cope with salt? New research says they’re surprisingly bad at it.
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