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Salt Toleration by Plants: Enhancement with Calcium

P. A. LaHaye and Emanuel Epstein
Science
New Series, Vol. 166, No. 3903 (Oct. 17, 1969), pp. 395-396
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1728139
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Abstract

Bean plants subjected to a sodium chloride concentration about one-tenth 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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