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Anatomical Adaptations of Halophytes

A Review of Classic Literature and Recent Findings

Authors: Grigore, Marius-Nicusor, Toma, Constantin

  • Discusses plant adaptation to saline environments
  • Includes several hundred photographs and detailed drawings
  • Reviews the work of classical botanists since the 17th century
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About this book

This book describes important anatomical adaptations in halophytes, based on a large review of relevant literature (since the 17th century) and recent research findings. Scientists involved in the study of plant biology, from a molecular to ecosystemic level, will find information about all major structural strategies of salt tolerant plants.
 
The book starts with an introductory theoretical background, where several aspects related to the definition and classification of halophytes and saline environments are included. Major anatomical adaptations are then grouped around major concepts: succulence, tracheoidioblasts, salt secretion, Kranz anatomy, successive cambia, and bulliform cells. Each of them is treated following a general scheme: introductory considerations, anatomical basis, and ecological implications; a review of relevant literature is then conducted and the text is supported by a large number of figures, especially ink drawings and color micrographs.

About the authors

Marius Grigore received his BSc and PhD in Biology from Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iași, Romania. He was subsequently a postdoctoral fellow in the field of halophyte ecophysiology at the same university, as well as an invited researcher at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. His primary research interests are in the ecology, anatomy and physiology of halophytes. He has published 6 books and over 60 peer-reviewed papers on halophytes. In 2016, he was awarded the Romanian Academy’s “Emil Racoviță” prize for the book - Halophytes: An Integrative Anatomical Study, published with Springer in 2014. He is currently an editor at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University Press.

Constantin Toma
received his BSc and PhD in Biology from Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iași, Romania. He is full member of the Romanian Academy and an honorary member of the Sciences Academy of the Republic of Moldova. He has extensive expertise in plant morphology and anatomy and has published 30 books and more than 500 papers. Four of his books were awarded by the Romanian Academy, the last in 2016 book - Halophytes: An Integrative Anatomical Study (Springer). He is currently a professor emeritus at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University and honorary president of the National Society of Biological Sciences.



Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Definition and Classification of Halophytes

    Grigore, Marius-Nicușor (et al.)

    Pages 3-28

  • Saline Environments

    Grigore, Marius-Nicușor (et al.)

    Pages 29-37

  • Succulence

    Grigore, Marius-Nicușor (et al.)

    Pages 41-124

  • Tracheoidioblasts (Spiral Cells) and Stereides (Spicular Cells)

    Grigore, Marius -Nicușor (et al.)

    Pages 125-146

  • Salt Secretion

    Grigore, Marius-Nicușor (et al.)

    Pages 147-239

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66480-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66479-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Anatomical Adaptations of Halophytes
Book Subtitle
A Review of Classic Literature and Recent Findings
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66480-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66480-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66479-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 338
Number of Illustrations and Tables
259 b/w illustrations, 91 illustrations in colour
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