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Metabolic energy cost for plant cells exposed to salinity


D. William Rains

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D. William Rains is Professor, Department of Agronomy and Range Science, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 38(10):22-22. DOI:10.3733/ca.v038n10p22. October 1984.

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A biological system under stress probably uses more energy than the same system in the absence of stress. When a plant is exposed to high levels of salt, extra metabolic energy is likely to be consumed in processes related to osmotic adjustment within the cells. Without this adjustment, the plant would lose water to the surrounding saline environment, dehydrate, and die.

Rains D. 1984. Metabolic energy cost for plant cells exposed to salinity. Hilgardia 38(10):22-22. DOI:10.3733/ca.v038n10p22
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