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Publication Type J
Authors Liu, RR; Wang, L; Tanveer, M; Song, J
Author Full Name Liu, Ranran; Wang, Lei; Tanveer, Mohsin; Song, Jie
Title Seed Heteromorphism: An Important Adaptation of Halophytes for Habitat Heterogeneity
Source FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE
Language English
Document Type Review
Author Keywords dormancy; halophyte; heteromorphism; salinity; seed germination
Keywords Plus EUHALOPHYTE SUAEDA-SALSA; GERMINATING DIMORPHIC SEEDS; UNSATURATED FATTY-ACIDS; HIGH SALINITY; THELLUNGIELLA-HALOPHILA; HALOXYLON-AMMODENDRON; OSMOLYTE ACCUMULATION; ARABIDOPSIS-THALIANA; ATRIPLEX-SAGITTATA; POLYMORPHIC SEEDS
Abstract Seed germination is a very critical and important step for seedling establishment under saline environments, as high level of salinity in the soil can prevent seed germination. However halophytes exhibit an interesting mechanism to cope with salt stress. Many halophytes produce heteromorphic seeds, which have different dormancy and germination behavior under saline conditions. This characteristic is related to the structural and physiological differences among heteromorphic seeds. It was unclear that how heteromorphic seeds differently accumulate organic and inorganic substances under saline conditions, and what are the physiological and molecular mechanisms involved in the production of heteromorphic seeds, and in the development of transgenerational plasticity in heteromorphic seeds. In the current brief review, dormancy and germination and the possible role of seed coat and storage compounds in this process of heteromorphic seeds development have been discussed. Moreover, the role of maternal effects on heteromorphic seeds production under saline environments and growth and reproduction capability of the descendants from them have been highlighted.
Author Address [Liu, Ranran; Song, Jie] Shandong Normal Univ, Coll Life Sci, Shandong Prov Key Lab Plant Stress, Jinan, Shandong, Peoples R China; [Wang, Lei] Chinese Acad Sci, Xinjiang Inst Ecol & Geog, State Key Lab Desert & Oasis Ecol, Urumqi, Peoples R China; [Tanveer, Mohsin] Univ Tasmania, Sch Land & Food, Hobart, Tas, Australia
Reprint Address Song, J (reprint author), Shandong Normal Univ, Coll Life Sci, Shandong Prov Key Lab Plant Stress, Jinan, Shandong, Peoples R China.
E-mail Address songjieever@163.com
ORCID Number Tanveer, Mohsin/0000-0003-4560-6439
Funding Agency and Grant Number National Natural Science Foundation of China [31570392, 31370420, 31770451]
Funding Text The work was supported from National Natural Science Foundation of China (31570392, 31370420, and 31770451).
Cited Reference Count 110
Times Cited 2
Total Times Cited Count (WoS, BCI, and CSCD) 2
Publisher FRONTIERS MEDIA SA
Publisher City LAUSANNE
Publisher Address AVENUE DU TRIBUNAL FEDERAL 34, LAUSANNE, CH-1015, SWITZERLAND
ISSN 1664-462X
29-Character Source Abbreviation FRONT PLANT SCI
ISO Source Abbreviation Front. Plant Sci.
Publication Date OCT 17
Year Published 2018
Volume 9
Article Number 1515
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.3389/fpls.2018.01515
Page Count 10
Web of Science Category Plant Sciences
Subject Category Plant Sciences
Document Delivery Number GX1QD
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000447491800001
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