Evidence for the cytoplasmic localization of betaine in leaf cells of Suaeda maritima

Hall, J L, Harvey, Diana M R and Flowers, T J (1978) Evidence for the cytoplasmic localization of betaine in leaf cells of Suaeda maritima. Planta, 140 (1). pp. 59-62. ISSN 0032-0935

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

An attempt has been made to localize glycinebetaine in shoots of Suaeda maritima L. Dum. using a technique based on the formation of an iodoplatinate precipitate. Deposits were largely restricted to the cytoplasm of salt-grown plants and were analysed by transmission analytical electron microscopy. The results are considered to support the hypothesis that glycinebetaine acts as a cytoplasmic osmoticum to balance high vacuolar salt levels in certain halophytes.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Times Cited: 78 Hall, jl harvey, dmr flowers, tj
Keywords: Betaine, Lophytes, Salt tolerance, Suaeda
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Evolution, Behaviour and Environment
Subjects: Q Science
Depositing User: Catrina Hey
Date Deposited: 14 May 2012 15:30
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 17:12
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/39161
📧 Request an update