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dc.contributor.author Moseki, B.
dc.contributor.author Buru, J.C.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-06T10:04:33Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-06T10:04:33Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Moseki, B. & Buru, J.C. (2010) Ionic and water relations of Sesuvium portulacastrum (L.), Scientific Research and Essay, Vol. 5, No.1, pp. 035-040 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1992-2248
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/961
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to assess the growth response of Sesuvium portulacastrum (L.) (a halophyte) to various NaCl concentrations and hence determine how it is adapted to grow optimally under saline conditions. S. portulacastrum was grown hydroponically in various NaCl concentrations (that is, 0, 100, 200, 400 and 600 mol m-3 NaCl). It was found to exhibit a growth pattern typical of dicotyledonous halophytes. It attained maximal growth at 200 mol m-3 NaCl concentration in hydroponic cultures. It accumulated large concentrations of Na+ and Cl- with the leaves having the highest ion content. These ions are believed to be sequestered in the vacuole. S. portulacastrum also accumulated proline in high concentrations and this proline appeared to adjust the cytoplasmic ion concentration to balance that of the vacuole. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Academic Journals, http://www.academicjournals.org/ en_US
dc.subject S. portulacastrum en_US
dc.subject Halophyte en_US
dc.subject Proline en_US
dc.subject Salinity en_US
dc.title Ionic and water relations of Sesuvium portulacastrum (L.) en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US
dc.link http://www.academicjournals.org/sre/PDF/pdf2010/4Jan/Moseki%20and%20Buru.pdf en_US


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