Halophytes: An Integrative Anatomical Study

  • Marius-Nicusor Grigore
  • Lacramioara Ivanescu
  • Constantin Toma

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Marius-Nicusor Grigore, Lacramioara Ivanescu, Constantin Toma
    Pages 1-2
  3. General Considerations on Halophytes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. Marius-Nicusor Grigore, Lacramioara Ivanescu, Constantin Toma
      Pages 5-25
    3. Marius-Nicusor Grigore, Lacramioara Ivanescu, Constantin Toma
      Pages 27-31
    4. Marius-Nicusor Grigore, Lacramioara Ivanescu, Constantin Toma
      Pages 33-37
  4. An Integrative Anatomical Study of Halophytes: Anatomical Structure in Different Family Species

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Marius-Nicusor Grigore, Lacramioara Ivanescu, Constantin Toma
      Pages 47-51
    3. Marius-Nicusor Grigore, Lacramioara Ivanescu, Constantin Toma
      Pages 53-64
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      Pages 65-256
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      Pages 257-267
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      Pages 269-296
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      Pages 369-394

About this book

Introduction

This book focuses on morphological and anatomical strategies developed by halophytes during evolution that allow them to survive in high-salt environments. These adaptive strategies refer to well integrated structural features, such as succulence, salt secretion (salt glands and vesicular hairs), aerenchyma, Kranz anatomy, bulliform cells, successive cambia, tracheoidioblasts and endodermis with pronounced Casparian strips. The authors present cross sections of the roots, stems and leaves of 62 halophyte species belonging to 18 families from different habitats and climates (temperate, Mediterranean). They also discuss the ecological, physiological and evolutionary aspects of the various adaptive structures in an integrative way. Beginning with the structural level, this book offers novel insights into the ecology of halophytes and opens new perspectives for the identification of salt-tolerant crop plants or halophytes that can be used for ecological purposes, such as bio-remediation and revegetation.

Keywords

Adaptation Chenopodiaceae Drought Halophytes Plant anatomy Salt stress Salt tolerance Succulence

Authors and affiliations

  • Marius-Nicusor Grigore
    • 1
  • Lacramioara Ivanescu
    • 2
  • Constantin Toma
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Biology, Plant Anatomy and Ecophysiology LaboratoryAlexandru Ioan Cuza UniversityIasiRomania
  2. 2.Faculty of Biology, Plant Anatomy and Ecology LaboratoryAlexandru Ioan Cuza UniversityIasiRomania
  3. 3.Faculty of Biology, Plant Anatomy and Ecology LaboratoryAlexandru Ioan Cuza UniversityIasiRomania

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-05729-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-05728-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-05729-3
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