Salt Toleration by Plants: Enhancement with Calcium

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Science  17 Oct 1969:
Vol. 166, Issue 3903, pp. 395-396
DOI: 10.1126/science.166.3903.395


Bean plants subjected to a sodium chloride concentratioz about onetenth that of seawater for 1 week suffered no damage if the calcium concentration of the nutrient solution was 1 millimole per liter or higher, but at lower calcium concentrations damage was severe and apparently due to a massive breakthrough of sodium into the leaves.

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