Effects of NaCl on photosynthetic pigments, saccharides, and chloroplast ultrastructure in leaves of tomato cultivars

@article{KhavariNejad2004EffectsON,
  title={Effects of NaCl on photosynthetic pigments, saccharides, and chloroplast ultrastructure in leaves of tomato cultivars},
  author={Ramazan Ali Khavari-Nejad and Younes Mostofi},
  journal={Photosynthetica},
  year={2004},
  volume={35},
  pages={151-154}
}
In leaves of four tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) cultivars (Red Cloud, Floradade, Peto 95, and Scorpio) the contents of chlorophyll (Chl) (a+b), Chl a, and β-carotene decreased due to 100 mM NaCl treatment as compared with those of controls. The contents of soluble sugars and total saccharides were significantly increased in leaves of NaCl-treated plants, but the starch content was not significantly affected. Transmission electron microscopy indicated that in leaves of NaCl-treated… CONTINUE READING