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Exogenous applications of plant hormones make wheat (Triticum aestivum) withstand the attack of salinity stress

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Muzafar Iqbal, Muhammad Nadeem, Saima Jamil, Maqbool Ahmed, Tahira Altaf

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Int. J. Biosci.12( 1), 374-384, January 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/12.1.374-384


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Plant hormones are fundamental chemical messengers synthesized within the plants which mediate their growth and development, and also response to environmental factors. Salinity is an adverse abiotic stress that distresses the hormonal balance of plant. Consequently, these hormonal vacillations in plants adjust the cellular metabolic processes and therefore, plant hormones play a critical role in mitigating salinity-induced detrimental effects. We give an update about the role of multiple plant hormones (auxins, gibberellic acid, salicylic acid, cytokinins, ethylene, abscisic acid, brassinosteroids, methyl-jasmonate and strigolactones) to ameliorate salinity stress in wheat reap. To the best of authors’ awareness, this is first, merged, constructive review available about plant hormones role on wheat’s characteristics under salinity stress.


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