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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RESULT: This entire process achieves the three-way purpose of growing seafood, fertilising the Halophytes and aiding carbon storage thorugh the mangroves while processing the seawater back into its source.
Previous studies found that halophytes can be sensitive to rapid changes in salinity, exposure time, and soil depth (Bellafiore et al.
Our results indicate that the edible halophyte P coronopus has a high polyphenolic content and good antioxidant activity in its different anatomical organs.
Salt stress reveals differential antioxidant and energetics responses in glycophyte(Brassica juncea L.) and halophyte (Sesuvium portulacastrum L.).
Although, quinoa is a facultative halophyte but still huge diversity exists in its germplasm for salinity tolerance under different salinity and climatic conditions.
Vanier C, Pereira A (2012) Enhanced salt stress tolerance of rice plants expressing a vacuolar [H.sup.+]--ATPase subunit c1 (SaVHAc1) gene from the halophyte grass Spartina alterniflora Loisel.
Thus, despite being a halophyte, Atriplex nummularia has a limit for the accumulation of the ions chloride and sodium in the roots (Belkheiri& Mulas, 2013).
Although in the study of halophily the concepts "salt tolerant plant" and "halophyte" overlap greatly (Szota & al., 2015), this does not happen in gypsophily, when speaking of "gypsum tolerant plants" and "gypsophytes".
Halophytes are generally defined as rooted seed-bearing plants that grow in a wide variety of saline habitats from saline prone area.
Their neatly plotted rows of naturally salt-tolerant plants, known as halophytes, could be a part of the answer.
Dr Alejandro Rios, director of the SBRC, said: "Plants called halophytes show even more promise than we expected as a source of renewable fuel for jets and other vehicles.
Cloning some crucial salt stress response genes from such halophyte sources and investigating their characterizations and functions should be valuable for further understanding the molecular mechanism of plant salt tolerance and also helpful for breeding salt-tolerant crops.