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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Although the species under study were very diverse and belonged to different families and genera but the existence of a monomorphism of 8.8 % indicates the common genetic elements among salt tolerant plant species which might be related to salt tolerance.
In vitro characterization of salt stress effects and the selection of salt tolerant plants in rice (Oryza sativa L.) Theor.
It is also inferred that the PM total lipid quantity and quality is more stable in salt tolerant plants, which may contribute to higher PM stability and salt tolerance in saline conditions.
Present study deals with the investigation of physiological and biochemical parameters of five salt tolerant plants from saline soil of Khewra salt range and compared with the same species growing in the non- saline area of plain land (Rawalpindi).
: Pakistani scientists have developed a genetic barcode" system which could be used for accurate and quick identification of medicinally important halophytes (salt tolerant plants) across the world.The scientists from the Dr A Q Khan Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (KIBGE) at Karachi University have collected different species of genus Suaeda or Sea Blite commonly found in Asia.They also gathered different samples from across Pakistan and targeted specific chloroplast gene with the hope of finding a similar DNA sequence to develop a potential bar code common in halophytes.
We have identified three salt tolerant plants including Jatropha, Salicornia and Castor oil plant which could grow in salt marshes on sea beaches and could even sustain for five years without water.
Pollen was collected from the salt tolerant plants and crossed to HA 821.
Future research will be done on more salt tolerant plants. Until more positive results can be found regarding scrubber waste, brick industries should continue disposal of effluent in landfills.
Developing salt tolerant plants in a new century: a molecular biology approach.
Under saline conditions, salt tolerant plants generally (i) compartmentalize accumulated [Na.sup.+] and [Cl.sup.-] in vacuoles, and (ii) accumulate certain organic compatible solutes in sufficient concentrations in the cytoplasm to achieve cytoplasmic osmotic adjustment without affecting enzyme function (Gorham, 1996).