Cytometric aspects of the leaves of the halophyte Suaeda maritima

Hajibagheri, M A, Flowers, T J and Hall, J L (1985) Cytometric aspects of the leaves of the halophyte Suaeda maritima. Physiologia Plantarum, 64 (3). pp. 365-370. ISSN 0031-9317

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Abstract

An analysis of the frequency of occurrence of chloroplasts, mitochondria and microbodies in leaf cells of the halophyte Sueda maritima (L.) Dum, showed a remarkable increase (almost a doubling) in the number of mitochondria per cell section when plants were grown in saline (340 mol m−3 NaCl) as opposed to non-saline conditions. Chloroplast and microbody volume per cell increased under saline conditions, but number per cell was insensitive to salt. Chloroplasts contained a greater number of starch grains in plants grown under saline as compared to non-saline conditions and, under both conditions, were closely associated with the cell wall adjacent to the intercellular spaces. The implications for growth, photosynthesis and respiration are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Times Cited: 6 Hajibagheri, ma flowers, tj hall, jl
Keywords: Chloroplast microbody mitochondria salt tolerance
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Evolution, Behaviour and Environment
Subjects: Q Science
Depositing User: Catrina Hey
Date Deposited: 10 May 2012 09:26
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 17:12
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/39142
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