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Application of silicon enhanced drought tolerance in Sorghum bicolor
The effects of silicon application on the drought tolerance of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) were investigated for two cultivars differing in drought susceptibility. Silicon applicationExpand
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Overexpression of monodehydroascorbate reductase in transgenic tobacco confers enhanced tolerance to ozone, salt and polyethylene glycol stresses
Ascorbate (AsA) is a major antioxidant and free-radical scavenger in plants. Monodehydroascorbate reductase (MDAR; EC is crucial for AsA regeneration and essential for maintaining a reducedExpand
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Enhanced tolerance to ozone and drought stresses in transgenic tobacco overexpressing dehydroascorbate reductase in cytosol
Ascorbate (vitamin C) is a potent antioxidant protecting plants against oxidative damage imposed by environmental stresses such as ozone and drought. Dehydroascorbate reductase (DHAR; EC isExpand
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Optimizing irrigation scheduling for winter wheat in the North China Plain
Abstract In the North China Plain (NCP), more than 70% of irrigation water resources are used for winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). A crucial target of groundwater conservation and sustainableExpand
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Silicification in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) cultivars with different drought tolerance.
Sorghum belongs to a group of economically important, silicon accumulating plants. X-ray microanalysis coupled with environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM) of fresh root endodermal and leafExpand
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Growth and Nutrient Use in Four Grasses Under Drought Stress as Mediated by Silicon Fertilizers
ABSTRACT Field water stress is a common problem in crop production, especially in arid and semi-arid zones and it is widely hypothesized that silicon (Si) could reduce water stress in plants. We setExpand
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Diurnal Variations in Photosynthesis, Stomatal Conductance and Leaf Water Relation in Sorghum Grown with or without Silicon under Water Stress
ABSTRACT Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] was grown hydroponically with or without 50 ppm silicon (Si), and exposed to water stress from 10 days after sowing (DAS). At 15 and 23 DAS, we measuredExpand
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Efficiency parameters of nitrogen in hog and cattle manure in the second year following application
The efficiency of nitrogen (N) derived from different manures in the years following application must be determined to optimize use of N and reduce impact on the environment. Five N efficiencyExpand
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Silicon-induced changes in viscoelastic properties of sorghum root cell walls.
Silicon is deposited in the endodermal tissue in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) roots. Its deposition is thought to protect vascular tissues in the stele against invasion by parasites and dryingExpand
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The dynamics of silicon deposition in the sorghum root endodermis
Summary • The dynamics of silica deposition and Si aggregates formation in inner tangential walls of root endodermal cells, which occurs as an additional stage of endodermal development in sorghumExpand
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