Sensors, Vol. 19, Pages 4814: Phenomic and Physiological Analysis of Salinity Effects on Lettuce

Sensors, Vol. 19, Pages 4814: Phenomic and Physiological Analysis of Salinity Effects on Lettuce Sensors doi: 10.3390/s19214814 Authors: Neil D. Adhikari Ivan Simko Beiquan Mou Salinity is a rising concern in many lettuce-growing regions. Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) is sensitive to salinity, which reduces plant biomass, and causes leaf burn and early senescence. We sought to identify physiological traits important in salt tolerance that allows lettuce adaptation to high salinity while maintaining its productivity. Based on previous salinity tolerance studies, one sensitive and one tolerant genotype each was selected from crisphead, butterhead, and romaine, as well as leaf types of cultivated lettuce and its wild relative, L. serriola L. Physiological parameters were measured four weeks after transplanting two-day old seedlings into 350 mL volume pots filled with sand, hydrated with Hoagland nutrient solution and grown in a growth chamber. Salinity treatment consisted of gradually increasing concentrations of NaCl and CaCl2 from 0 mM/0 mM at the time of transplanting, to 30 mM/15 mM at the beginning of week three, and maintaining it until harvest. Across the 10 genotypes, leaf area and fresh weight decreased 0–64% and 16–67%, respectively, under salinity compared to the control. Salinity stress increased the chlorophyll index by 4–26% in the cultivated genotypes, while decreasing it by 5–14% in the two wild accessions. Tolera...
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Source: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Anatomy - Category: Anatomy Authors: Tags: Ann Anat Source Type: research
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Source: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
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