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Salinity effects on wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) characteristics

By: Muzafar Iqbal, Saliha Irshad, Muhammad Nadeem, Tatheer Fatima, Arfa Bakht Itrat

Key Words: Salinity stress, wheat physiology, anatomical characteristics, molecular and genetical characteristics, yield and yield components.

Int. J. Biosci. 12(3), 131-146, March 2018.


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Plants are subjected to numerous abiotic stresses which adversely influence on their growth, metabolism and productivity. Among them, salinity stress is one of the most detrimental factor for plants growth and yield.In present review, we describe the impacts of salinity stress on numerous characteristics of wheat crop including morphological (plant height, root length, number of leaves, leaf area, root hairs count) and physiological (water relations, stomatal conductance, photosynthesis and chlorophyll content) are some of them. Other characteristics like biochemical, molecular and anatomical aspects have also been addressed. It can actually be not easy to recognize which characteristics are the mainly imperative ones for salts-tolerance in a wheat system. For easiness to this complexity, authors suggest the graphs generation to assist in showing relationships among the traits especially biochemical and molecular characterizations that are of prime consideration to modify existing or/and develop new varieties.

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Salinity effects on wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) characteristics

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