Chloride (Cl) Uptake

  • Gyanendra Nath Mitra


Chlorine (Cl2) in the form of chloride Cl ion is an essential plant nutrient. Chloride constitutes an important part of nutrient management for cops like coconut and oil palm. The use of chloride fertilisers suppresses a number of diseases in different crops. Chloride is a major osmotically active ion in the vacuole and is involved in turgor and osmoregulation. Electrophysiological studies have identified several anion channels, which operate in different cells and tissues of plants. They transport Cl along with other anions. CLC genes belong to the family of voltage-gated chloride channels and are generally expressed in endo-membranes of all tissues.


Salt Tolerance Pollen Tube Growth Pollen Germination Anion Channel Chloride Uptake 
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  • Gyanendra Nath Mitra
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  1. 1.Department of Soil Science and Agricultural ChemistryOrissa University of Agriculture and TechnologyBhubaneswarIndia

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