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Publication Type J
Authors Al-Taisan, W. A. and D. G. Gabr
Title Comparative morphological and anatomical characters of Cakile arabica from different habitat in eastern region of Saudi Arabia
Source Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
Author Keywords Morphology Anatomy Salinity Proline Cakile arabica salt tolerance plant performance seedling growth salsola-kali water-stress salinity responses halophytes maritima photosynthesis
Abstract Morphological, anatomical and physiological plasticity was examined for Cakile arabica from three different sites at the coastal part of the Arabian Gulf near Ad Dammam city in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia. Morphological investigation showed that the size and number of lobes of the leaves are increased in sites (I) which have high salt stress. Also anatomical investigation using a light microscope showed that the plant is adaptive for salt stress by increasing the thickening of the cuticle or epidermis layer and increase in the area of vascular bundles. Physiological studies showed that plant growing under high salt stress is characterized by increase content of electrical conductivity and increase in chlorophyll a, b, carotenoids and proline content in the plant tissues. This can be explained as an osmotic adjustment mechanism for the investigated species growing under high salinity stress. (C) 2016 Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V.
ISSN 1319-562X
ISBN 1319-562X
Publication Date Jan
Year Published 2017
Volume 24
Issue 1
Beginning Page 226-233
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1016/j.sjbs.2016.04.009
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000391837000031

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