Combined Chilling and Salinity Stress Affects Root Development and Structure

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It is now assumed that crops in the field are mostly subjected to a combination of stresses, rather than a single stress alone. One kind of combination is salinity and chilling stress, which can occur simultaneously in open fields or non-heated greenhouses, mainly in arid and semi-arid lands. Non-destructive methods such as Rhizoslides can be used to analyze the growth and development of the plant's root system under different conditions. Grafted tomato plants were grown on Rhizoslides, a two-dimensional paper-based growth system, in two salinity levels (1 and 6 dS m-1) and two day/night temperature cycles (25°C/20°C and 25°C/10°C). Two salt-tolerant tomato rootstocks (604, 20) were examined, and the scion was the commercial cherry tomato Lurka grafted on them.
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 27 Apr 2019


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