Salinity Stress Responses and Adaptation Mechanisms in Eukaryotic Green Microalgae

Shetty, Prateek and Gitau, Margaret and Maróti, Gergely (2019) Salinity Stress Responses and Adaptation Mechanisms in Eukaryotic Green Microalgae. CELLS. ISSN 2073-4409


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High salinity is a challenging environmental stress for organisms to overcome. Unicellular photosynthetic microalgae are especially vulnerable as they have to grapple not only with ionic imbalance and osmotic stress but also with the generated reactive oxygen species (ROS) interfering with photosynthesis. This review attempts to compare and contrast mechanisms that algae, particularly the eukaryotic Chlamydomonas microalgae, exhibit in order to immediately respond to harsh conditions caused by high salinity. The review also collates adaptation mechanisms of freshwater algae strains under persistent high salt conditions. Understanding both short-term and long-term algal responses to high salinity is integral to further fundamental research in algal biology and biotechnology.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QK Botany / növénytan > QK10 Plant physiology / növényélettan
Depositing User: Dr Gergely Maróti
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2020 11:02
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2023 06:54

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