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Bin Li, Ting Sang, Lizhong He, Jin Sun, Juan Li, and Shirong Guo

most important vegetables worldwide. It is highly sensitive to salinity, especially its germination and early growth phases ( Baysal and Tıpırdamaz, 2004 ). It has been showed that exogenous Spd can improve salt tolerance in cucumber ( Du et al., 2010

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Joseph G. Robins, B. Shaun Bushman, Blair L. Waldron, and Paul G. Johnson

with sufficient salinity tolerance ( Alshammary et al., 2004 ). Additionally, large areas of the world are characterized by soils with high levels of salt. Oldeman et al. (1991) estimated that ≈80 M ha of arable soil is salt-affected worldwide. Thus

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Shasha Wu, Youping Sun, Genhua Niu, James Altland, and Raul Cabrera

appealing landscape ( Niu and Rodriguez, 2006 ). Asteraceae is an exceedingly large family of flowering plants widespread in the wild and landscape. Many aster species have been studied for salt tolerance, and their responses to salinity are highly dependent

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Haifeng Xing, Julie Hershkowitz, Asmita Paudel, Youping Sun, Ji Jhong Chen, Xin Dai, and Matthew Chappell

essential and meaningful to assess the salinity tolerance of landscape plants. It is also imperative to select the most salt-tolerant plant species for use in salt-prone areas. Plant salt tolerance is often evaluated and classified by morphological and

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Cyrus A. Smith, James L. Walworth, Mary J. Comeau, Richard J. Heerema, Joshua D. Sherman, and Randall Norton

salt injury occurred at an EC irr of 3.5 dS⋅m –1 . Seedlings did not survive the 2-year test period when EC irr levels were 5.5 dS⋅m –1 or more. Plant Zn content has been reported to be related to salinity tolerance ( Cakmak, 2000 ). Zinc promotes

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Qiang Liu, Youping Sun, Genhua Niu, James Altland, Lifei Chen, and Lijuan Jiang

stomatal conductance ( g s ) ( Munns and Tester, 2008 ). Information on salt tolerance of commonly used landscape plants is still limited. The 10 ornamental taxa selected for this study are commonly used for commercial and residential landscapes

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Naser Lotfi, Kourosh Vahdati, Bahman Kholdebarin, and Elaheh Najafian Ashrafi

elements will differ in their effects on improving the genetic capacity and the salt tolerance of tolerant and sensitive walnut cultivars. Materials and Methods Plant material. The half-sib seeds from seven open-pollinated walnut ( J. regia L

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Ruigang Wu, Yi Wang, Ting Wu, Xuefeng Xu, and Zhenhai Han

in the growth patterns of MdMYB4 -transgenic and control apple calli grown on an MS medium. When transferred to cold treatment (15 °C) or an MS medium supplemented with 100 m m NaCl, the MdMYB4 -transgenic calli exhibited greater tolerance to salt

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Youping Sun, Genhua Niu, Christina Perez, H. Brent Pemberton, and James Altland

salt tolerance of landscape plants is needed to prevent salt damage and maintain aesthetically appealing landscapes. To date, Wu and Dodge (2005) evaluated the salt tolerance of 86 tree species, 65 shrub species, 58 groundcover and vine species, and

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Ao Liu, Jibiao Fan, Margaret Mukami Gitau, Liang Chen, and Jinmin Fu

million hectares ( Xie et al., 2009 ). Therefore, it is imperative to find a way to protect and improve salt tolerance in plants, especially in countries where agriculture is crucially important but with large amount of alkaline soil ( Abdelly et al., 2008