Plant Salt Tolerance

Methods and Protocols

  • Sergey Shabala
  • Tracey Ann Cuin

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 913)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Microelectrode Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ana María Velarde-Buendía, René Alberto Enríquez-Figueroa, Igor Pottosin
      Pages 3-18
    3. Zhong-Hua Chen, Dezhi Wu, Cornelia Eisenach, Adrian Hills, Guoping Zhang, Michael R. Blatt
      Pages 19-33
    4. Wieland Fricke
      Pages 79-100
    5. Ian Newman, Shao-Liang Chen, D. Marshall Porterfield, Jian Sun
      Pages 101-117
  3. Imaging Techniques

  4. Biochemical Assays

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Ute Roessner, Diane M. Beckles
      Pages 203-215
    3. Andrés Alberto Rodríguez, Edith L. Taleisnik
      Pages 225-236
    4. Jelena J. Dragišić Maksimović, Branka D. Živanović
      Pages 237-250

About this book


Soil salinity is destroying several hectares of arable land every minute. Because remedial land management cannot completely solve the problem, salt tolerant crops or plant species able to remove excessive salt from the soil could contribute significantly to managing the salinity problem. The key to engineering crops for salt tolerance lies in a thorough understanding of the physiological mechanisms underlying the adaptive responses of plants to salinity. Plant Salt Tolerance: Methods and Protocols describes recent advances and techniques employed by researchers to understand the molecular and ionic basis of salinity tolerance and to investigate the mechanisms of salt stress perception and signalling in plants. With chapters written by leading international scientists, this book covers nearly 30 different methods, such as microelectrode and molecular methods, imaging techniques, as well as various biochemical assays. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, chapters contain introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.


Authoritative and easily accessible, Plant Salt Tolerance: Methods and Protocols serves as an essential read for every student or researcher tackling various aspects of the salinity problem.


biochemical assays imaging techniques microelectrode techniques molecular techniques soil salinity

Editors and affiliations

  • Sergey Shabala
    • 1
  • Tracey Ann Cuin
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Agricultural ScienceUniversity of TasmaniaHobartAustralia
  2. 2.INRA-SupAgroBPMP-IBIPGCMontpellierFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-61779-985-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-61779-986-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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