Adaptation to high salinity in poplar involves changes in xylem anatomy and auxin physiology.

@article{Junghans2006AdaptationTH,
  title={Adaptation to high salinity in poplar involves changes in xylem anatomy and auxin physiology.},
  author={Ulrich Junghans and Andrea Polle and Petra D{\"u}chting and Elmar W. Weiler and Brian Kuhlman and Florian Gruber and Thomas Teichmann},
  journal={Plant, cell & environment},
  year={2006},
  volume={29 8},
  pages={1519-31}
}
To investigate the physiological basis of salt adaptation in poplar, we compared the effect of salt stress on wood anatomy and auxin physiology of the salt-resistant Populus euphratica and salt-sensitive Populus x canescens. Both poplar species showed decreases in vessel lumina associated with increases in wall strength in response to salt, however, in P. euphratica at three-fold higher salt concentrations than in P. x canescens. The predicted hydraulic conductivity of the wood formed under… CONTINUE READING