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Salt Stress Signals on Demand: Cellular Events in the Right Context

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Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Damanhour University, P.O. Box 22516, Damanhour, Egypt
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Florida A&M University, Center for Viticulture and Small Fruit Research. 6361 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308, USA
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Alson H. Smith Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center, School of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech, Winchester, VA 22062, USA
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2020, 21(11), 3918; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21113918
Received: 25 April 2020 / Revised: 21 May 2020 / Accepted: 28 May 2020 / Published: 30 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Abiotic Stress and Gene Networks in Plants 2020)
Plant stress is a real dilemma; it puzzles plant biologists and is a global problem that negatively affects people’s daily lives. Of particular interest is salinity, because it represents one of the major water-related stress types. We aimed to determine the signals that guide the cellular-related events where various adaptation mechanisms cross-talk to cope with salinity-related water stress in plants. In an attempt to unravel these mechanisms and introduce cellular events in the right context, we expansively discussed how salt-related signals are sensed, with particular emphasis on aquaporins, nonselective cation channels (NSCCs), and glycosyl inositol phosphorylceramide (GIPC). We also elaborated on the critical role Ca2+, H+, and ROS in mediating signal transduction pathways associated with the response and tolerance to salt stress. In addition, the fragmentary results from the literature were compiled to develop a harmonized, informational, and contemplative model that is intended to improve our perception of these adaptative mechanisms and set a common platform for plant biologists to identify intriguing research questions in this area. View Full-Text
Keywords: salinity; osmotic and ionic stress; salt-related signals; adaptive cellular responses; aquaporins; NSCCs; GIPC; FERONIA; Ca2+; H+; ROS salinity; osmotic and ionic stress; salt-related signals; adaptive cellular responses; aquaporins; NSCCs; GIPC; FERONIA; Ca2+; H+; ROS
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Ismail, A.; El-Sharkawy, I.; Sherif, S. Salt Stress Signals on Demand: Cellular Events in the Right Context. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2020, 21, 3918. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21113918

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Ismail, Ahmed, Islam El-Sharkawy, and Sherif Sherif. 2020. "Salt Stress Signals on Demand: Cellular Events in the Right Context" International Journal of Molecular Sciences 21, no. 11: 3918. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21113918

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