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Salt Resistance in Herbaceous Halophytes and Mangroves

  • Marianne Popp
Part of the Progress in Botany/Fortschritte der Botanik book series (BOTANY, volume 56)

Abstract

One of the now widely used definitions of halophytes is that of Jennings (1976), describing them as “the native flora of saline habitats”. This is very close to the description by Warming (1909 English Edition, 1895 Plantesamfund Danish Edition), who coined this and a larger number of still commonly used terms like hydro-, meso-, and xerophytes. According to Warming (1909), “a certain amount of soluble salts must be present before halophytic vegetation is called into existence; but the nature of the salts seems to be a matter of indifference”. Following Munns et al. (1983), such a habitat is one “containing saline water with an osmotic pressure (π) of more than 3.3 bar” (equivalent to 70 mM monovalent salts).

Keywords

Salt Tolerance Plant Cell Environ Glycine Betaine Mangrove Species Salt Gland 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marianne Popp
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  1. 1.Institut f.Angewandte BotanikUniversität MünsterMünsterGermany

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