halophyte


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halophyte

a plant that is tolerant of high concentrations of salt in the soil and atmosphere and normally found close to the sea. For example, the marsh samphire, Salicornia europaea.
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Previous studies found that halophytes can be sensitive to rapid changes in salinity, exposure time, and soil depth (Bellafiore et al.
Although, quinoa is a facultative halophyte but still huge diversity exists in its germplasm for salinity tolerance under different salinity and climatic conditions.
ATPase subunit c1 (SaVHAc1) gene from the halophyte grass Spartina alterniflora Loisel.
In some halophytes, a mechanism could be considered the endophytic association between plant and rhizobacteria able to improve the plant growth in abiotic stress conditions (PGPR) (7).
Their neatly plotted rows of naturally salt-tolerant plants, known as halophytes, could be a part of the answer.
The natural vegetation along the shore of Lake Urmia is dominated by halophytes such as Salsola spp.
Sarcocornia fruticosa (Chenopodiaceae) is a perennial succulent halophyte plant with articulate stems and leaves reduced to a scale which could be used for this cultivation purpose.
In the coming year, SBRC scientists will create a test ecosystem by planting two crops of halophytes in Abu Dhabi's sandy soil.
Halophytes and salt-tolerant plants as potential forage for ruminants in the Near East region.