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2010 (Vol. 2, Issue: 1)
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Effect of saline culture on the concentration of Na+, K+ and Cl- in Agrostis tolonifera

Abdul M ajeed, Muhammad Farrukh Nisar and Khalid Hussain
Corresponding Author:  Muhammad Farrukh Nisar 

Key words:  Agrostis stolonifera, genetic variability , inland clone, NaCl, Salt Marsh Clone, stiochiometric relationship,
Vol. 2 , (1): Page No: 76-82
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2009 October, 30 2009 November, 21 2010 January, 05

A glass house pot experiment was conducted to assess ionic (Na+, K+ and Cl-) relations and contents in two differently adapted (salt marsh (SM) and inland (IL)) clones of Agrostis stolonifera. In non-saline medium the roots, stems and leaves of the SM and IL clones demonstrated relatively lower concentration of Na+ and Cl- as compared to concentration of K+. But when cultured with NaCl, the concentration of Na+ and Cl- increased in all organs in both the clones. Increased NaCl concentration in culture medium caused a progressive decrease of K+ uptake in the roots and stems of both the clones. It was also found that Na+ and Cl- concentrations were higher in stems than in roots and leaves in salt treated plants. In the leaves, however, Na+ and Cl- levels showed a stiochiometric relationship. In older leaves higher concentration of Na+ and Cl- was found as compared to younger leaves in SM and IL plants. B etter adaptability of SM plants to salt stress was due to some inherent genetic variability linked with their growth.
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Abdul M ajeed, Muhammad Farrukh Nisar and Khalid Hussain, 2010. Effect of saline culture on the concentration of Na+, K+ and Cl- in Agrostis tolonifera.  Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 2(1): Page No: 76-82.
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