2008

Biosaline Agriculture and High Salinity Tolerance

ISBN: 978-3-7643-8553-8 (Print) 978-3-7643-8554-5 (Online)

Table of contents (32 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

  2. Physiology and biochemistry

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      Pages 1-20

      Survival at extreme locations: Life strategies of halophytes - The long way from system ecology, whole plant physiology, cell biochemistry and molecular aspects back to sustainable utilization at field sites

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      Pages 21-35

      Growth enhancement in two potential cereal crops, maize and wheat, by exogenous applicationation of glycinebetaine

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      Pages 37-42

      In vitro tissue culture approaches for the study of salt stress in citrus

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      Pages 43-51

      Seawater effects on antioxidant production in berries of three cultivars of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum mill.)

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      Pages 53-60

      Identification of morphological, biochemical and physiological parameters for characterizing nutritional stress status in arboreous species differently tolerant to chlorosis

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      Pages 61-69

      Seawater irrigation: Effects on growth and nutrient uptake of sunflower plants

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      Pages 71-80

      Diversity in the response of two potential halophytes (Batis maritima and Crithmum maritimum) to salt stress

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      Pages 81-90

      Differential effects of sodium salts on the germination of a native halophytic species from South America: Prosopis strombulifera (Lam.) Benth

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      Pages 91-98

      Growth and nitrogen-fixing performances of medicago truncatula-Sinorhizobium meliloti symbioses under salt (NaCl) stress: Micro- and macro-symbiont contribution into symbiosis tolerance

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      Pages 99-105

      Physiological responses of two arabidopsis thaliana isolates, N1438 and Col, to different salts

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      Pages 107-114

      Physiology of salt tolerance in Atriplex halimus L.

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      Pages 115-129

      Comparison of salinity tolerance of two related subspecies of Beta vulgaris: The sea beet (Beta vulgaris ssp. maritima) and the sugar beet (Beta vulgaris ssp. vulgaris)

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      Pages 131-139

      Salinity influence on soil microbial population metabolism and enzymatic activities in lysimeter-grown Olea europaea and Nicotiana glauca

  3. Ecology

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      Pages 141-155

      Halophyte plant diversity in the Irano-Turanian phytogeographical region of Turkey

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      Pages 157-162

      Potential use of halophytes with emphasis on fodder production in coastal areas of Pakistan

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      Pages 163-175

      Role of seed banks in the dynamics of desert communities

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      Pages 177-195

      Study of kochia (Kochia scoparia) as a forage crop

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      Pages 197-206

      Biodiversity of plant species and adaptation to drought and salt conditions. Selection of species for sustainable reforestation activity to combat desertification

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      Pages 207-219

      Potentiality of salt marshes in Mediterranean coastal zone of Egypt

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      Pages 221-232

      Studies on the halophyte desert vegetation in the Northern Caspian Region (Caspian Lowland and Mangyshlak)

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