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  1. Vol. 60 No. 5, p. 566-567
    Received: Apr 8, 1968

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Effect of Soil Salinity on External Morphology of Cotton Leaves1

  1. Harold W. Gausman and
  2. Ruben Cardenas2



Fourth leaves from the apex of cotton plants were sampled in a field containing areas of low and high levels of soil salinity. Microscopic examination revealed that high salinity caused fewer epidermal cells and stomata per unit area, increased surface size of epidermal cells, and increased leaf thickness.

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