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Title: Salt and drought stresses in safflower: a review
Authors: Hussain, Muhammad Iftikhar 
Lyra, Dionyssia 
Farooq, Muhammad Shahid 
Nikoloudakis, Nikolaos 
Khalid, Nauman 
Keywords: Compatible solutes;Drought stress;Growth;Management;Osmotic ionic;Salinity stress;Stress tolerance
Category: Agricultural Biotechnology
Field: Agricultural Sciences
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2016
Publisher: Springer-Verlag France
Source: Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 2016, Volume 36, Issue 1, Article number 4, Pages 1-31
DOI: 10.1007/s13593-015-0344-8
Journal: Agronomy for Sustainable Development 
Abstract: Safflower is one of the oldest cultivated crops, usually grown at a small scale. Safflower is grown for flowers used for coloring, flavoring foods, dyes, medicinal properties, and livestock feed. Safflower is underutilized but gaining attention due to oil yield potential and the ability to grow under high temperatures, drought, and salinity. Salinity and drought have negative effects by disrupting the ionic and osmotic equilibrium of the plant cells. The stress signal is perceived by membranes then transduced in the cell to switch on the stress responsive genes. This review discusses on stress tolerance mechanisms in safflower. Strategies are proposed for enhancing drought and salt resistance in safflower.
ISSN: 17740746
DOI: 10.1007/s13593-015-0344-8
Rights: © 2015, INRA and Springer-Verlag France
Type: Article
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