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Title: MOLECULAR AND PHYSIOLOGICAL STUDIES OF SALT TOLERANCE IN THE SALT-SECRETOR MANGROVE AVICENNIA OFFICINALIS
Authors: PAVITHRA AMRUTHUR JYOTHI PRAKASH
Keywords: Mangrove, salt, physiology, subtractive hybridization, dehydrin, aquaporin
Issue Date: 14-Jan-2015
Citation: PAVITHRA AMRUTHUR JYOTHI PRAKASH (2015-01-14). MOLECULAR AND PHYSIOLOGICAL STUDIES OF SALT TOLERANCE IN THE SALT-SECRETOR MANGROVE AVICENNIA OFFICINALIS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Salt stress is one of the major challenges for mangroves. Plants which predominantly grow in high salt conditions have evolved a mechanism to overcome the stress. Some mangroves filter up to 90% of the salt from the sea water. The remaining amount of salt that enters into the plant system is still toxic for cellular function. This excess endogenous salt is secreted via salt glands which help Avicennia officinalis, a mangrove, to maintain osmolarity in the plant system. This project aims to understand some of the molecular and physiological aspects of (salt tolerance ) in the mangrove Avicennia officinalis. Studies involving salt exclusion and secretion provide a basic understanding towards plant response to salt. Identification and characterization of salt gland-abundant and salt regulated genes that may play roles in salt regulation were carried out. Salt responsive genes such as aquaporins and dehydrins were studied in detail.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/120082
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