The hidden depths of salinity tolerance: how the root protects the shoot from excess salt in the soil | University of Oxford

The hidden depths of salinity tolerance: how the root protects the shoot from excess salt in the soil

Nick Haberd
19:30 - 21:00
Botanic Garden
Rose Lane
Oxford
OX1 4AZ

Daubeny Building

Lectures and seminars
£8 per lecture or £36 for the whole series
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Soil salinity is a major factor limiting agricultural production, and affects an estimated 20 million hectares of cultivated land world-wide. Furthermore, the global area of salinized cultivated land is rapidly increasing due to the widespread use of irrigation systems. This talk will reveal how experiments using the genetic model Arabidopsis thaliana are helping scientists to better understand how plants protect themselves from the adverse effects of excess soil salinity.