An Insight into the Role of Salicylic Acid and Jasmonic Acid in Salt Stress Tolerance

  • M. Iqbal R. Khan
  • Shabina Syeed
  • Rahat Nazar
  • Naser A. Anjum


Phytohormones are organic compounds that in small amount promote, inhibit, or modify physiological processes in plants. Researchers have recognized salicylic acid (SA) and jasmonic acid (JA) as a potential hormone. Application of SA and JA could provide tolerance against biotic and abiotic stresses such as salinity, temperature stress, heavy metal stress, etc. The role of SA and JA in the protection against abiotic stress is played by its ability to induce expression of genes coding proteins. A low concentration of SA and JA appears to be effective in tolerance to stress by enhancing physiological processes and improving salt tolerance by its effect on biochemical and molecular mechanisms. The present review gives an insight into the role of SA and JA in inducing various physiological responses in plants under salinity stress, and an interaction between these two phytohormones is also discussed.


Salicylic Acid Salt Stress Salt Tolerance Salinity Stress Jasmonic Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Iqbal R. Khan
    • 1
  • Shabina Syeed
    • 1
  • Rahat Nazar
    • 1
  • Naser A. Anjum
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BotanyAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) and Department of ChemistryUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

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