Molecular Biology of Salinity Stress: Preliminary Studies and Perspectives

  • Subbanaidu Ramagopal
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 41)


Compared to anaerobiosis and heat shock, the molecular biology of salinity stress in higher plants is not well understood. Salinity tolerance is a complex trait controlled by a polygenic system (14). Genetic variability of this trait has now been recognized in a wide range of crops (1) but the genes regulating salt tolerance are yet to be identified. Consequently, plant breeders currently lack a selective marker for salinity tolerance.


Heat Shock Salt Tolerance Salinity Stress Salinity Tolerance Salt Treatment 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Subbanaidu Ramagopal
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  1. 1.U.S. Department of AgricultureAgricultural Research ServiceAieaUSA

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