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Report for Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L.

updated: Aug 25th 2015, 3:41 pm see all updates
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Family Aizoaceae
Genus Mesembryanthemum
Species crystallinum
Author L.
Infraspecific
Infraspecfic Author
Pictures
Plant type
  • chasmophyte
Life form
  • Annual
Ecotypes unknown
Max. salinity
56 dS/m
Germination unknown
Salt glands and bladders YesAdams, P., J. C. Thomas, D. M. Vernon, H. J. Bohnert and R. G. Jensen (1992) Distinct Cellular and Organismic Responses to Salt Stress
Photosynthesis Pathway CAM
Molecular data
  • The isolated total RNAs were converted to cDNA libraries, and both ends of the cDNAs were sequenced for 60 cycles using a paired-end moduleTsukagoshi, H., T. Suzuki, K. Nishikawa, S. Agarie, S. Ishiguro and T. Higashiyama (2015) RNA-Seq Analysis of the Response of the Halophyte, Mesembryanthemum crystallinum (Ice Plant) to High Salinity
Microbial interactions and mycorrhizal status unknown
Bioremediation YesVan Oosten, M. J. and A. Maggio (2015) Functional biology of halophytes in the phytoremediation of heavy metal contaminated soils
antioxidants
  • DPPH-scavenging activityBuhmann, A. and J. Papenbrock (2013) Biofiltering of aquaculture effluents by halophytic plants: Basic principles, current uses and future perspectives
Previously was: empty
Secondary Metabolites
  • 2,6-Bis (1,1-dimethylethyl)-4-Buhmann, A. and J. Papenbrock (2013) Biofiltering of aquaculture effluents by halophytic plants: Basic principles, current uses and future perspectives
Previously was: empty
Compatible Solutes
Habitat
  • B3.3 Rock cliffs, ledges and shores, with angiosperms
Economic use
  • 4850.0 Salt-tolerant ornamental
  • 4850.0 Salt-tolerant ornamental
Distribution
Distribution (text)
  • South Africa
  • Mediterranean region [introduced]
Miscellaneous notes Salt bladders rather than salt glands Dense salt bladders on leaves epidermis.
References

Last Records approved
Submitted by T J Flowers
Dec 13th 2019, 9:25 pm

Approved by T J Flowers
Dec 13th 2019, 9:25 pm
Submitted by T J Flowers
Dec 13th 2019, 9:08 pm

Approved by T J Flowers
Dec 13th 2019, 9:08 pm
Submitted by T J Flowers
Dec 12th 2019, 9:42 pm

Approved by T J Flowers
Dec 12th 2019, 9:42 pm
Submitted by T J Flowers
Dec 12th 2019, 9:33 pm

Approved by T J Flowers
Dec 12th 2019, 9:33 pm
Submitted by Mohammed Al-azzawi
Dec 7th 2019, 6:35 am

Approved by T J Flowers
Dec 7th 2019, 9:40 am
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