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By Matthew A. Jenks, Paul M. Hasegawa, Shri Mohan Jain

With near-comprehensive assurance of recent advances in crop breeding for drought and salinity pressure tolerance, this well timed paintings seeks to combine the latest findings approximately key organic determinants of plant tension tolerance with smooth crop development concepts. This quantity is exclusive simply because is presents particularly huge insurance of present wisdom and services being utilized in drought and salt tolerance research.

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Salinity-potassium interactions in crop plants. M. A. ). Potash and Phosphate Institute, Norcross, Georgia, pp. 71–76. Läuchli, A. 2002. Functions of boron in higher plants: Recent advances and open questions. Plant biol. 4:190–192. Läuchli A. and E. Epstein. 1970. Transport of potassium and rubidium in plant roots. The significance of calcium. Plant Physiol. 45:639–641. Läuchli, A. and E. Epstein. 1990. Plant responses to saline and sodic conditions. K. Tanji (ed). Agricultural salinity assessment and management.

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Heat ? ? ? Chilling ? ? ? Freezing ? ? ? ? Pathogen ? Nutrient Boron Flooding ? Potential negative interaction Potential positive or negative interaction Potential positive interaction ? Unknown mode of interaction No interaction Figure 4. Agriculturally important environmental factors and their potential interactions. Modified from Mittler (2006). A. J. Flowers. 2001. Causes of sterility in seed set of rice under salinity stress. J. Agron. Crop Sci. 187:25–32. A. S. Omran. 1974. Salt tolerance of seventeen cotton cultivars during germination and early seedling development.

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