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Contents of previous volume

Plant Adaptations to Salt and Water Stress

I. Introduction

II. Whole Plant Responses to Water and Salt Stress: Commonalities and Differences

III. Mechanisms of Drought and Salinity Tolerance

IV. Adaptations, Traits and QTLs

V. Growth Studies and Experimental Design

VI. Phenotyping

VII. Conclusions

Recent Advances in Understanding the Regulation of Whole-Plant Growth Inhibition by Salinity, Drought and Colloid Stress

I. Introduction

II. Plant Growth and Survival During Moderate and Severe Salinity Stress

III. Plant Growth During Moderate Water Stress Episodes

IV. Whole-Plant Water Availability and Growth Can also be Limited by Colloid Stress

Recent Advances in Photosynthesis Under Drought and Salinity

I. Introduction

II. Studying Drought and Salinity Effects on Photosynthesis

III. Photosynthetic Limitations Under Water and Saline Stress

IV. Is Water Use Optimized by the Leaves Under Water Deficits?

V. How are Stomata and Photosynthetic Genes Regulated?

VI. Improving Carbon Fixation Under Environmental Stress?

VII. Conclusions and Future Prospects


Plants in Extreme Environments

I. Introduction

II. Global Metabolic Consequences of Osmotic Stress

III. Osmoprotective Compounds

IV. Osmoprotective Compounds and Adaptation to Extreme Environments

V. Conclusions


Ion Transport in Halophytes

I. Introduction

II. Anatomical and Morphological Features

III. Whole-Plant Ionic Relations

IV. Radial Ion Transport in Halophytes

V. Xylem Ion Loading

VI. Unloading and Ion Transport in Leaves

VII. Ion Transport in Guard Cells



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