Halophytes: An Integrative Anatomical Study

Authors: Grigore, Marius-Nicusor, Ivanescu, Lacramioara, Toma, Constantin

  • Unique source of detailed anatomical information on salt-tolerant plants
  • More than 500 color micrographs and more than 100 original ink drawings
  • Discusses links between plant morphology, anatomy, physiology and ecology of halophytes
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About this book

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.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Grigore, Marius-Nicusor (et al.)

    Pages 1-2

  • Halophyte Definitions and Classifications

    Grigore, Marius-Nicusor (et al.)

    Pages 5-25

  • Halophytes and Their Habitats: Finding a Place Within Plant Ecological Classes

    Grigore, Marius-Nicusor (et al.)

    Pages 27-31

  • General Morphological and Anatomical Adaptations in Halophytes

    Grigore, Marius-Nicusor (et al.)

    Pages 33-37

  • Halophytes and Salt Stress: Histo-Anatomical Features in Halophytes—Formative Effect, Adaptation or a Simple Response to an Intensely Abiotic Factor?

    Grigore, Marius-Nicusor (et al.)

    Pages 39-43

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eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05729-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05728-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
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  • Due: October 7, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38192-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Halophytes: An Integrative Anatomical Study
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05729-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05729-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05728-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38192-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 548
Number of Illustrations and Tables
160 b/w illustrations, 543 illustrations in colour
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