International Journal of Botany Studies

International Journal of Botany Studies


International Journal of Botany Studies
International Journal of Botany Studies
Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2022)

Screening for salinity tolerance in tomato during germination using in vitro approach- A Review


Rupali Seth

One of the major challenges faced by India is to meet the food requirements of its fast-growing population within limited resources. Loss of cultivable land due to salinity is a threat to food security. Screening of germplasm in presence of salt stress is an important step towards selection of tolerant varieties for their possible cultivation in saline land thus increasing productivity and ensuring food supplies. Tomato, the second most consumed vegetable worldwide is moderately sensitive to salinity at all stages of development including seed germination, vegetative growth and reproduction as a result of which the yield is considerably compromised under salt stress. Plant tissue culture offers a promising and cost-effective tool for rapid screening of germplasm for salt tolerance in limited space, under disease free conditions, throughout the year irrespective of seasonal variations. The present review discusses the importance of screening for salinity tolerance in tomato during seed germination and early seedling stage through in vitro approach.
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Rupali Seth. Screening for salinity tolerance in tomato during germination using in vitro approach- A Review. International Journal of Botany Studies, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2022, Pages 121-125
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