Effects of sodium chloride on tobacco plants

Flowers, T J, Flowers, S A and Greenway, H (1986) Effects of sodium chloride on tobacco plants. Plant, Cell & Environment, 9 (8). pp. 645-651. ISSN 0140-7791

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The effect of salinity on the growth and ion concentrations in a number of tobacco cultivars is described. Sodium chloride, at a concentration of 200 mol m−3, hardly affected the fresh weight, but significantly reduced the dry weight. The difference in the response of fresh and dry weights to salt was due to a change in succulence (water per unit leaf area); the latter increased with increasing leaf Na+ and Cl− concentration. Under saline conditions, increasing the external Na+: Ca− ratio by decreasing the Ca2+ concentration increased the accumulation of Na+ and Cl− into the leaf tissue.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Times Cited: 20 Flowers, tj flowers, sa greenway, h
Keywords: Nicotiana tabaccum, salt-tolerance, salinity
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Evolution, Behaviour and Environment
Subjects: Q Science
Depositing User: Catrina Hey
Date Deposited: 18 May 2012 08:24
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2021 11:04
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/39076
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