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    Proline Accumulation in NaCI-resistant and Sensitive Cell Lines of Nicotiana sylvestris

    Dix, Philip and Pearce, R.S. (1981) Proline Accumulation in NaCI-resistant and Sensitive Cell Lines of Nicotiana sylvestris. Zeitschrift für Pflanzenphysiologie, 102 (3). pp. 243-248. ISSN 0044-328X

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    Cell lines of Nicotiana sylvestris, both sensitive and resistant to growth inhibition by NaCl, rapidly accumulated free proline on transfer from NaCl-free medium to medium containing 1.5 0/o (w/v) NaCl. Proline accumulated more rapidly in the sensitive cell line and the levels detected did not seem sufficient for it to act as an effective cytoplasmic osmoticum. None of the other amino acids detected exhibited comparable changes and the total of free amino acids other than proline was similar, in both lines, in the presence or absence of NaCl. Proline accumulation is considered either to be symptomatic of salt-induced stress, or to have a protective role other than as an osmotic regulator.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Nicotiana sylvestris; salt resistance; proline; cell lines;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Biology
    Item ID: 7379
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    Depositing User: Prof. Philip J. Dix
    Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2016 15:55
    Journal or Publication Title: Zeitschrift für Pflanzenphysiologie
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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