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Anatomical Adaptations of Halophytes

A Review of Classic Literature and Recent Findings

  • Marius-Nicușor Grigore
  • Constantin Toma

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Halophytes and Saline Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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      Pages 3-28
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  3. Major Anatomical Adaptations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
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      Pages 41-124
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      Pages 325-338

About this book

Introduction

This book describes important anatomical adaptations in halophytes, based on a large review of relevant literature (since the 17th century) and recent research findings. Scientists involved in the study of plant biology, from a molecular to ecosystemic level, will find information about all major structural strategies of salt tolerant plants.
 
The book starts with an introductory theoretical background, where several aspects related to the definition and classification of halophytes and saline environments are included. Major anatomical adaptations are then grouped around major concepts: succulence, tracheoidioblasts, salt secretion, Kranz anatomy, successive cambia, and bulliform cells. Each of them is treated following a general scheme: introductory considerations, anatomical basis, and ecological implications; a review of relevant literature is then conducted and the text is supported by a large number of figures, especially ink drawings and color micrographs.

Keywords

ecophysiology salt tolerance saline environments salt secretion Kranz anatomy salinity succulence salt stress

Authors and affiliations

  • Marius-Nicușor Grigore
    • 1
  • Constantin Toma
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of BiologyAlexandru Ioan Cuza UniversityIasiRomania
  2. 2.Faculty of Biology, Plant Anatomy & Ecology LaboratoryAlexandru Ioan Cuza UniversityIasiRomania

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