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Physiological responses of Kosteletzkya virginica to coastal wetland soil.

Wang H, Tang X, Wang H, Shao H - ScientificWorldJournal (2015)

Bottom Line: Plant height, fresh weight (FW), dry weight (DW), and net photosynthetic rate (Pn) increased at 100 mM NaCl and slightly declined at 200 mM, but higher salinity induced a significant reduction.Furthermore, no significant differences of Fv/Fm and ΦPSII were found at lower than 200 mM NaCl, whereas higher salinity caused the declines of Fv/Fm, ΦPSII, and qP similar to Pn, accompanied with higher NPQ.These results provided important implications for Kosteletzkya virginica acting as a promising multiuse species for reclaiming coastal soil.

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Affiliation: Key Laboratory of Coastal Biology & Bioresources Utilization, Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research (YIC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Yantai 264003, China ; Yantai Academy of China Agriculture University, Yantai 264670, China ; University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China.

ABSTRACT
Effects of salinity on growth and physiological indices of Kosteletzkya virginica seedlings were studied. Plant height, fresh weight (FW), dry weight (DW), and net photosynthetic rate (Pn) increased at 100 mM NaCl and slightly declined at 200 mM, but higher salinity induced a significant reduction. Chlorophyll content, stomatal conductance (Gs), intercellular CO2 concentration (Ci), and transpiration rate (E) were not affected under moderate salinities, while markedly decreased at severe salinities except for the increased Ci at 400 mM NaCl. Furthermore, no significant differences of Fv/Fm and ΦPSII were found at lower than 200 mM NaCl, whereas higher salinity caused the declines of Fv/Fm, ΦPSII, and qP similar to Pn, accompanied with higher NPQ. Besides, salt stress reduced the leaf RWC, but caused the accumulation of proline to alleviate osmotic pressure. The increased activities of antioxidant enzymes maintained the normal levels of MDA and relative membrane permeability. To sum up, Kosteletzkya virginica seedlings have good salt tolerance and this may be partly attributed to its osmotic regulation and antioxidant capacity which help to maintain water balance and normal ROS level to ensure the efficient photosynthesis. These results provided important implications for Kosteletzkya virginica acting as a promising multiuse species for reclaiming coastal soil.

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Changes of plant height (a), dry weight (b), fresh weight (c), and chlorophyll content (d) in seedlings exposed to different NaCl concentrations.
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fig1: Changes of plant height (a), dry weight (b), fresh weight (c), and chlorophyll content (d) in seedlings exposed to different NaCl concentrations.

Mentions: The responses of plant height, dry weight, and fresh weight had the similar trends (Figures 1(a), 1(b), and 1(c)). Mild salinity (100 mM NaCl) caused a significant increase in these indices, while moderate salinity (200 mM NaCl) had no significant influence. When exposed to high salinity (300 mM or more), all these indices were significantly decreased and accompanied with shorter internode length and smaller leaf area. In particular, at 400 mM NaCl treatment for 14 days, the values of them were reduced by 35.39%, 30.59%, and 33.61%, respectively, and most of the seedlings became yellow and withered. The chlorophyll content was unaffected before the salinity reached 200 mM NaCl but declined markedly at higher salinity than 300 mM NaCl.


Physiological responses of Kosteletzkya virginica to coastal wetland soil.

Wang H, Tang X, Wang H, Shao H - ScientificWorldJournal (2015)

Changes of plant height (a), dry weight (b), fresh weight (c), and chlorophyll content (d) in seedlings exposed to different NaCl concentrations.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig1: Changes of plant height (a), dry weight (b), fresh weight (c), and chlorophyll content (d) in seedlings exposed to different NaCl concentrations.
Mentions: The responses of plant height, dry weight, and fresh weight had the similar trends (Figures 1(a), 1(b), and 1(c)). Mild salinity (100 mM NaCl) caused a significant increase in these indices, while moderate salinity (200 mM NaCl) had no significant influence. When exposed to high salinity (300 mM or more), all these indices were significantly decreased and accompanied with shorter internode length and smaller leaf area. In particular, at 400 mM NaCl treatment for 14 days, the values of them were reduced by 35.39%, 30.59%, and 33.61%, respectively, and most of the seedlings became yellow and withered. The chlorophyll content was unaffected before the salinity reached 200 mM NaCl but declined markedly at higher salinity than 300 mM NaCl.

Bottom Line: Plant height, fresh weight (FW), dry weight (DW), and net photosynthetic rate (Pn) increased at 100 mM NaCl and slightly declined at 200 mM, but higher salinity induced a significant reduction.Furthermore, no significant differences of Fv/Fm and ΦPSII were found at lower than 200 mM NaCl, whereas higher salinity caused the declines of Fv/Fm, ΦPSII, and qP similar to Pn, accompanied with higher NPQ.These results provided important implications for Kosteletzkya virginica acting as a promising multiuse species for reclaiming coastal soil.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Key Laboratory of Coastal Biology & Bioresources Utilization, Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research (YIC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Yantai 264003, China ; Yantai Academy of China Agriculture University, Yantai 264670, China ; University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China.

ABSTRACT
Effects of salinity on growth and physiological indices of Kosteletzkya virginica seedlings were studied. Plant height, fresh weight (FW), dry weight (DW), and net photosynthetic rate (Pn) increased at 100 mM NaCl and slightly declined at 200 mM, but higher salinity induced a significant reduction. Chlorophyll content, stomatal conductance (Gs), intercellular CO2 concentration (Ci), and transpiration rate (E) were not affected under moderate salinities, while markedly decreased at severe salinities except for the increased Ci at 400 mM NaCl. Furthermore, no significant differences of Fv/Fm and ΦPSII were found at lower than 200 mM NaCl, whereas higher salinity caused the declines of Fv/Fm, ΦPSII, and qP similar to Pn, accompanied with higher NPQ. Besides, salt stress reduced the leaf RWC, but caused the accumulation of proline to alleviate osmotic pressure. The increased activities of antioxidant enzymes maintained the normal levels of MDA and relative membrane permeability. To sum up, Kosteletzkya virginica seedlings have good salt tolerance and this may be partly attributed to its osmotic regulation and antioxidant capacity which help to maintain water balance and normal ROS level to ensure the efficient photosynthesis. These results provided important implications for Kosteletzkya virginica acting as a promising multiuse species for reclaiming coastal soil.

No MeSH data available.