Resonance

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 47–60

Mangroves

The most fragile forest ecosystem

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DOI: 10.1007/s12045-011-0007-2

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Ghosh, D. Reson (2011) 16: 47. doi:10.1007/s12045-011-0007-2

Abstract

Mangroves, an exclusive group of plants with remarkable ecological importance, inhabit mostly the zones washed by the back and forth movement of tides. They are disappearing rapidly from their natural habitat due to various reasons. Mangroves create a unique ecological environment that is composed of rich assemblages of species. Economic importance of mangroves is also noteworthy.

Keywords

Mangrove ecosystem salinity halophytic adaptation endangered species.

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