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Salinity and Plant Cells

  • L. C. Campbell
  • M. G. Pitman

Summary

This paper discusses regulation of ionic content by plant cells and possible ways salinity may disrupt cell function and development. Selective uptake of K relative to Na has some importance but in general, plants seem less dependent on ionic balance than do animal cells. The effect of salinity and osmotic pressure on the activity of mitochondria and chloroplasts is discussed in relation to electron transport processes. It is suggested that some of the effects of salinity on cell activity can be explained in terms of membrane structure.

Keywords

Plant Cell Saline Condition Alkali Metal Salt Increase Membrane Permeability Electron Transport Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. C. Campbell
    • 1
  • M. G. Pitman
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of SydneyAustralia

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