Halophytes and Climate Change: Adaptive Mechanisms and Potential Uses

Title:
Halophytes and Climate Change: Adaptive Mechanisms and Potential Uses
Author:
Mirza Hasanuzzaman; Sergey Shabala & Masayuki Fujita
Subject:
Plant Sciences
Publisher:
Cabi Publishing
Description:
This book contains current knowledge and the most recent developments in the field of halophyte biology, ecology, and potential uses. Halophytes are characterised as plants that can survive and complete their life cycle in highly saline environments. This book explores the adaptive mechanisms and special features of halophytes that allow them to grow in environments that are unsuitable for conventional crops and considers their role as a source of food, fuel, fodder, fibre, essential oils, and medicines. It is also explores the potential role of halophytes in desalinisation and restoration of saline soils. Written by a team of international authors, this book is an essential resource for researchers in the fields of plant physiology, ecology, marine ecology, soil science, environmental science, botany, and agriculture.
Indentifiers:
E-ISBN: 9781786394347 ISBN: 9781786394330
Collection:
CABI