Osmoregulation in Plants : Implications for Agriculture

  title={Osmoregulation in Plants : Implications for Agriculture},
  author={John C. Cushman},
SYNOPSIS. Drought and salinity stress are the major causes of historic and modern agricultural productivity losses throughout the world. Both drought and salinity result in osmotic stress that may lead to inhibition of growth. Salinity causes additional ion toxicity effects mainly through perturbations in protein and membrane structure. In contrast to animals, which rely on Na/K-ATPases for the expulsion of osmotica, plants rely on plasma membrane and endosomal ATPase activities to generate… CONTINUE READING


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