2011
DOI: 10.1186/1753-6561-5-s7-o34
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Abstract: Desertification is a phenomenon that affects vast territories worldwide usually caused by high soil salt concentrations, being salt and water stress one of the main problems that affect plant growth. Part of the strategy developed by the plant to face these stresses consists on the compartmentalization of cytoplasmic Na + within the vacuole, by a coordinated expression of a H + pump that uses pyrophosphate as a source of energy (known as vacuolar pyrophosphatase) and a Na + /H + exchanger, both located on the…

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