Kinetics of the antioxidant response to salinity in Crithmum maritimum

  • Nader Ben Amor
  • Karim Ben Hamed
  • Annamaria Ranieri
  • Chedly Abdelly


Salinity limits the production of approximately 40% of the world’s agricultural land [1]. In order to overcome the decline of cultivated areas and the high demands for food and energy, a particular interest was accorded to the salty lands. To regreen these areas, two strategies have been developed: i) the genetic manipulation of common crop species for increased salt tolerance, and ii) the utilization of naturally salt-tolerant species (halophytes) [2].


Salt Stress Increase Salt Tolerance Kikuyu Grass Suaeda Salsa Sedum Album 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nader Ben Amor
    • 1
  • Karim Ben Hamed
    • 1
  • Annamaria Ranieri
    • 2
  • Chedly Abdelly
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Adaptation des Plantes aux Stress AbiotiquesInstitut National de Recherche Scientifique et TechniqueHammam-LifTunisia
  2. 2.Dipartimento Chimica e Biotecnologie AgrarieUniversità degli studi di PisaPisaItaly

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