Title

Aquaporin regulation under salt and osmotic stress in the halophyte mesembryanthemum crystallinum L.

Document Type

Book chapter

Publication details

Vera-Estrella, R, Barkla, BJ, Gallardo-Amarillas, C, Bohnert, HJ & Pantoja, O 2000, 'Aquaporin regulation under salt and osmotic stress in the halophyte mesembryanthemum crystallinum L.', in S Hohmann & S Nielsen (eds), Molecular biology and physiology of water and solute transport , Plenum Publishers, New York, pp. 339-346. ISBN: 9780387551920

Abstract

It is evident that plant aquaporins should play a dynamic role in maintaining cellular water homeostasis under conditions that necessitate modifications in water flux, including drought- and salt-stress. Changes in water uptake and allocation would be required to balance alterations in cellular osmotic potential and therefore, both plasma membrane and vacuolar membrane (tonoplast) aquaporin activity and/or expression must be tightly regulated.

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