TY - JOUR ID - 2388 TI - Effect of salt stress on ion concentration, proline content, antioxidant enzyme activities and gene expression in tomato cultivars JO - AoB PLANTS PY - 2016 SP - plw055 AU - Gharsallah, C. AU - Fakhfakh, H. AU - Grubb, D. AU - Gorsane, F. VL - 8 UR - https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aobpla/plw055 DO - 10.1093/aobpla/plw055 AB - Salinity is a constraint limiting plant growth and productivity of crops throughout the world. Understanding the mechanism underlying plant response to salinity provides new insights into the improvement of salt tolerance-crops of importance. In the present study, we report on the responses of twenty cultivars of tomato. We have clustered genotypes into scale classes according to their response to increased NaCl levels. Three local tomato genotypes, representative of different saline scale classes, were selected for further investigation. During early (0 h, 6 h and 12 h) and later (7 days) stages of the response to salt treatment, ion concentrations (Na + , K +  and Ca 2+ ), proline content, enzyme activities (catalase, ascorbate peroxidase and guiacol peroxidase) were recorded. qPCR analysis of candidate genes WRKY (8, 31and 39), ERF (9, 16 and 80), LeNHX (1, 3 and 4) and HKT (class I) were performed. A high K + , Ca 2 + and proline accumulation as well as a decrease of Na +  concentration-mediated salt tolerance. Concomitant with a pattern of high-antioxidant enzyme activities, tolerant genotypes also displayed differential patterns of gene expression during the response to salt stress. A2 - C1 - Molecular Signal Processing ER - TY - JOUR ID - 831 TI - Isolation and characterization of the glutaminyl cyclases from Solanum tuberosum and Arabidopsis thaliana: implications for physiological functions JO - Biol. Chem PY - 2007 SP - 145-153 AU - Schilling, S. AU - Stenzel, I. AU - von Bohlen, A. AU - Wermann, M. AU - Schulz, K. AU - Demuth, H.-U. AU - Wasternack, C. VL - 388 UR - AB - A2 - C1 - Molecular Signal Processing ER -