Morphological, physiological and molecular markers for salt-stressed plants
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Soltabayeva, A., Ongaltay, A., Omondi, J.O. & Srivastava, S. (2021). Morphological, physiological and molecular markers for salt-stressed plants. Plants, 10(2), 243: 1-18.
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Plant growth and development is adversely affected by different kind of stresses. One of the major abiotic stresses, salinity, causes complex changes in plants by influencing the interactions of genes. The modulated genetic regulation perturbs metabolic balance, which may alter plant’s physiology and eventually causing yield losses. To improve agricultural output, researchers have concentrated on identification, characterization and selection of salt tolerant varieties and genotypes, although, most of these varieties are less adopted for commercial production. Nowadays, phenotyping plants through Machine learning (deep learning) approaches that analyze the images of plant leaves to predict biotic and abiotic damage on plant leaves have increased. Here, we review salinity stress related markers on molecular, physiological and morphological levels for crops such as maize, rice, ryegrass, tomato, salicornia, wheat and model plant, Arabidopsis. The combined analysis of data from stress markers on different levels together with image data are important for understanding the impact of salt stress on plants.
Contributes to SDGs
SubjectsAGRONOMY; CROP SYSTEMS; MAIZE; PLANT BREEDING; PLANT DISEASES; PLANT HEALTH; PLANT PRODUCTION
RegionsAfrica; Southern Africa
Organizations Affiliated to the AuthorsNazarbayev University; International Institute of Tropical Agriculture; Beijing Forestry University
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