PLoS ONE volume 9, issue 6, Pe98463 2014 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0098463 View full text
Aline Melro Murad, Hugo Bruno Correa Molinari, Beatriz Simas Magalhães, Augusto Cesar Franco, Frederico Scherr Caldeira Takahashi, Nelson Gomes de Oliveira-, Octávio Luiz Franco, Betania Ferraz Quirino

Abstract: Sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) is the world most productive sugar producing crop, making an understanding of its stress physiology key to increasing both sugar and ethanol production. To understand the behavior and salt tolerance mechanisms of sugarcane, two cultivars commonly used in Brazilian agriculture, RB867515 and RB855536, were submitted to salt stress for 48 days. Physiological parameters including net photosynthesis, water potential, dry root and shoot mass and malondialdehyde (MDA) content of leaves were…

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