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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The glycophytes exposed to saline condition, show that near about 50% of total osmotic potential is contributed by the sugars (Ashraf and Harris 2004).
As noted above the flowering glycophyte plants generally secrete various organic compounds through glandular trichome while some halophytes mainly secrete inorganic ions through their salt glands or salt bladders (Khan et al.
preslii Walp G C Guazuma ulmifolia Lam G A Turneraceae Turnera ulmifolia (L.) G R (1) Tolerance to salinity in the soil: strict halophytes (H), facultative halophytes (FH), glycophytes (G).
However, a number of researchers have concluded that halophytes may be limited to saline habitats because of their inability to compete with the less salt-tolerant glycophytes in nonsaline areas (Ungar, 1966; Barbour, 1970; Ungar et al., 1979; Kenkel et al., 1991; Rahman & Ungar, 1994; Wilson et al., 1996).
Over the years comparison of halophytes and glycophytes remains a hot topic in plant physiology.
Irrespective of their nature, both glycophytes and halophytes cannot tolerate high salt concentration in their cytoplasm.
In leaves of glycophytes, content of soluble sugars increase under salinity (Perez-Alfocea et al.
There are many reports of increased expression of the antiporter genes by salt stress in the glycophytes, A.
Abdelly C, Lachaal M, Grignon C, Soltani A, Hajji M (1995) Association episodique d'halophytes stricts et de glycophytes dans un ecosysteme hydromorphe sale en zone semi-aride (Episodic association of strict halophytes and glycophytes in a saline, hydromorphic ecosystem in semiarid zones).
This is reflected in the flora, which to a large extent is composed of glycophytes (i.e.