Comparing salt tolerance of beet cultivars and their halophytic ancestor: consequences of domestication and breeding programmes
Rozema, J.; Cornelisse, D.; Zhang, Y.; Li, H.; Bruning, B.; Katschnig, D.; Broekman, R.; Ji, B.; Bodegom, P. van
Bibliotheek Wageningen University & Research
AoB plants 7 plu083: 1 - 12
Salt tolerance of higher plants is determined by a complex set of traits, the timing and rate of evolution of which are largely unknown. This study compares the salt tolerance of cultivars of sugar beet and their ancestor, sea beet, in hydroponic studies and evaluated whether traditional domestication and more recent breeding have changed salt tolerance of the cultivars relative to their ancestor.