Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291593
Title:
Response of Sporobolus virginicus (L.) Kunthto salinity
Author:
Bell, Hester Louise
Issue Date:
2000
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Optimal growth of euhalophytes requires moderate concentrations of salt and, in dicots, is associated with succulence of leaves and stems and accumulation of Na⁺ in plant tissues. Relative growth rate, water and cation content were studied in Sporobolus virginicus, a C₄ Chlorodoid grass, grown under different concentrations of NaCl. Optimal growth occurred at 100-150 mmol/L NaCl. and was not dependent on nitrogen levels or accompanied by accumulation of Na⁺ in leaves. Na:K ratios were lower in leaves and rhizomes than in roots indicating the possibility of discrimination in Na⁺ and K⁺ transport from roots to leaves. Water content of leaves and shoots was significantly greater in plants grown at optimal levels of salinity than in plants grown at sub or supra optimal salinity. Na⁺ and K⁺ concentrations in leaves contribute approximately 60% of osmolality. These results support the characterization of S. virginicus as a euhalophyte.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Biology, Botany.; Agriculture, Plant Culture.; Biology, Plant Physiology.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Plant Sciences
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
O'Leary, James W.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleResponse of Sporobolus virginicus (L.) Kunthto salinityen_US
dc.creatorBell, Hester Louiseen_US
dc.contributor.authorBell, Hester Louiseen_US
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractOptimal growth of euhalophytes requires moderate concentrations of salt and, in dicots, is associated with succulence of leaves and stems and accumulation of Na⁺ in plant tissues. Relative growth rate, water and cation content were studied in Sporobolus virginicus, a C₄ Chlorodoid grass, grown under different concentrations of NaCl. Optimal growth occurred at 100-150 mmol/L NaCl. and was not dependent on nitrogen levels or accompanied by accumulation of Na⁺ in leaves. Na:K ratios were lower in leaves and rhizomes than in roots indicating the possibility of discrimination in Na⁺ and K⁺ transport from roots to leaves. Water content of leaves and shoots was significantly greater in plants grown at optimal levels of salinity than in plants grown at sub or supra optimal salinity. Na⁺ and K⁺ concentrations in leaves contribute approximately 60% of osmolality. These results support the characterization of S. virginicus as a euhalophyte.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Botany.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Plant Culture.en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Plant Physiology.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePlant Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorO'Leary, James W.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1401061en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b40825309en_US
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