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Publication Type J
Authors Bal, A. R. and S. K. Dutt
Title SALT TOLERANCE MECHANISMS IN ACANTHUS-ILICIFOLIUS L
Source Indian Journal of Plant Physiology
Abstract A study to know the mechanism of salt tolerance was carried out in Acanthus ilicifolius L., a halophytic sp. occurring mostly in mangrove forests. Acanthus ilicifolius has epidermal salt glands on the adaxial leaf surface, though which excess amount of toxic elements are excreted. With increase in soil salinity soidum and chloride excretion increased gradually, along with the tissue mineral concentration. Though biomass production decreased significantly at higher salinity levels but at moderate level (ECe 8.30 dSm-1) it produced biomass exactly double that of control. Moisture status gradually decreased with the increase in soil salinity. There was no change in osmotic potential upto ECe 13.20 dSm-1 but after that there was a definite increase.
ISSN 0019-5502
ISBN 0019-5502
Year Published 1987
Volume 30
Issue 2
Beginning Page 170-175
Unique Article Identifier BCI:BCI198885002916
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