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Genetic Methods to Breed Salt Tolerance in Plants

  • R. T. Ramage
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 14)

Abstract

Increasing demands for plant products for food, chemicals and energy will require that many of the arid and semi-arid regions of the world be used for crop production. Soil salinity is a perennial problem in arid and semi-arid areas. Crops grown in these areas are quite often irrigated and irrigation frequently compounds difficulties with soil salinity. Also, in many irrigated areas, substantial amounts of brackish water are available to augment irrigation supplies. Soil salinity and the potential use of brackish water for irrigation in the arid and semi-arid regions of the world have created a great need for salt tolerant crops.

Keywords

Salt Tolerance Base Population Recurrent Selection Male Sterile Plant Selfed Progeny 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. T. Ramage
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Science & Education AdministrationU.S.D.A.USA
  2. 2.Department of Plant SciencesUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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