Fig. 1: Secretion of salts through the salt glands of Avicennia. | Communications Biology

Fig. 1: Secretion of salts through the salt glands of Avicennia.

From: A reference-grade genome identifies salt-tolerance genes from the salt-secreting mangrove species Avicennia marina

Fig. 1

a Schematic of a salt gland showing the mesophyll cells (ME), collecting cells (CO), stalk cell (ST), secreting cells (SE), and epidermal cells (EP). b Salts secreted by the salt glands and crystalized on the leaf surface. c Hypothetical mechanism of salt secretion through the salt glands involving ion channels, aquaporins, plasmodesmata, and vesicles. NHX sodium/hydrogen exchanger, CHX cation:proton antiporters, CCC cation-chloride cotransporter, SLAH slow anion channel-associated homologs, CNGC cyclic nucleotide-gated cation channel, GLR glutamate-activated channels, AQP aquaporin, CLC chloride channel, HKT1 high-affinity K+ transporter 1.

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