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The effects of salinity and osmotic stress on barley germination rate: sodium as an osmotic regulator.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Seed germination is negatively affected by salinity, which is thought to be due to both osmotic and ion-toxicity effects. We hypothesize that salt is absorbed by seeds, allowing
Plant diversity enhances productivity and soil carbon storage
The results presented here show that favorable climate conditions, particularly high precipitation, tend to increase both species richness and belowground biomass, which had a consistent positive effect on SOC storage in forests, shrublands, and grasslands.
Extensive de Novo Genomic Variation in Rice Induced by Introgression From Wild Rice (Zizania latifolia Griseb.)
The results imply that even cryptic alien introgression can be highly mutagenic to a recipient plant genome.
Oxidative stress protection and stomatal patterning as components of salinity tolerance mechanism in quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa).
It is concluded that accumulation of organic osmolytes plays a dual role providing, in addition to osmotic adjustment, protection of photosynthetic machinery against oxidative stress in developing leaves, and it is suggested that salinity-induced reduction in stomatal density represents a fundamental mechanism by which plants optimize water use efficiency under saline conditions.
Spatiotemporal change of diurnal temperature range and its relationship with sunshine duration and precipitation in China
We examined the spatiotemporal variation in diurnal temperature range (DTR) and discussed the reasons for the changes of DTR in China based on data from 479 weather stations from 1962 to 2011.
Grass-legume mixtures impact soil N, species recruitment, and productivity in temperate steppe grassland
Grass-legume ratio 1:1 is the best combination in mixed communities and M. sativa has the greatest economic and ecological potential species to be mixed into natural temperate steppe grassland, and grassland productivity was positively linked to soil NO3−-N availability influenced by grass-Legume mixture.