Salinity: Environment - Plants - Molecules

  • André Läuchli
  • Ulrich Lüttge

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Michael G. Pitman, André Läuchli
      Pages 3-20
    3. Kenneth K. Tanji
      Pages 21-51
  3. Organisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-80
    2. Ulrich Lüttge
      Pages 113-135
  4. Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Gareth Wyn Jones, John Gorham
      Pages 159-180
    3. David Rhodes, A. Nadolska-Orczyk, P.J. Rich
      Pages 181-204
    4. Wolfram R. Ullrich
      Pages 229-248
    5. Rana Munns
      Pages 271-290
  5. Photosynthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Catherine E. Lovelock, Marilyn C. Ball
      Pages 315-339
    3. John C. Cushman, Hans J. Bohnert
      Pages 361-393
  6. Molecules

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 395-395
    2. Marla Binzel, Rafael Ratajczak
      Pages 423-449
    3. John Gorham, Gareth Wyn Jones
      Pages 451-489
    4. Ramon Serrano
      Pages 491-504
    5. Albino Maggio, Tracie K. Matsumoto, Paul M. Hasegawa, José M. Pardo, Ray A. Bressan
      Pages 505-533
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 535-552

About this book


In biology, the very big global and thevery small molecular issues currently appear to be in the limelight ofpublic interest and research funding policies. They are in danger of drifting apart from each other. They apply very coarse and very fine scaling, respectively, but coherence is lost when the various intermediate levels of different scales are neglected. Regarding SALINITY we are clearly dealing with a global problem, which due to progressing salinization of arable land is of vital interest for society. Explanations and basic understanding as well as solutions and remedies may finally lie at the molecular level. It is a general approach in science to look for understanding of any system under study at the next finer (or "lower") level of scaling. This in itself shows that we need a whole ladder of levels with increasingly finer steps from the global impact to the molecular bases of SALINITY relations. It is in this vein that the 22 chapters of this book aim at providing an integrated view of SALINITY.


Calcium Grove Mangrove Phytohormon Phytohormone Transpiration Transport ecosystems environment metabolism molecular aspects nitrogen photosynthesis plant development plasma membrane

Editors and affiliations

  • André Läuchli
    • 1
  • Ulrich Lüttge
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaDavisUSA
  2. 2.Darmstadt University of TechnologyDarmstadtGermany

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