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Report for Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L.

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Family Aizoaceae
Genus Mesembryanthemum
Species crystallinum
Author L.
Infraspecific subsp.
Infraspecfic Author
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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 StressMarius-Nicuşor Grigore, Constantin Toma (2010) Salt-secreting structures of Halophytes. An integrative approach (in Romanian)
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
  • cDNA cloningKluge, C., P. Lamkemeyer, N. Tavakoli, D. Golldack, A. Kandlbinder and K. J. Dietz (2003) cDNA cloning of 12 subunits of the V-type ATPase from Mesembryanthemum crystallinum and their expression under stress
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 activity, Total polyphenolsBuhmann, A. and J. Papenbrock (2013) Biofiltering of aquaculture effluents by halophytic plants: Basic principles, current uses and future perspectivesKsouri, R., W. Megdiche, H. Falleh, N. Trabelsi, M. Boulaaba, A. Smaoui and C. Abdelly (2008) Influence of biological, environmental and technical factors on phenolic content and antioxidant activities of Tunisian halophytes
Secondary Metabolites
  • 2,6-Bis (1,1-dimethylethyl)-4Buhmann, A. and J. Papenbrock (2013) Biofiltering of aquaculture effluents by halophytic plants: Basic principles, current uses and future perspectives
  • Mesembryanthin and betaninIbdah, M., A. Krins, H. K. Seidlitz, W. Heller, D. Strack and T. Vogt (2002) Spectral dependence of flavonol and betacyanin accumulation in Mesembryanthemum crystallinum under enhanced ultraviolet radiation
Compatible Solutes
  • PinitolGil, R., M. Boscaiu, C. Lull, I. Bautista, A. Lidon and O. Vicente (2013) Are soluble carbohydrates ecologically relevant for salt tolerance in halophytes?Vernon, D. M. and H. J. Bohnert (1992) Increased Expression of a Myoinositol Methyl Transferase in Mesembryanthemum-Crystallinum Is Part of a Stress Response Distinct From Crassulacean Acid Metabolism Induction
  • Proline Sanada, Y., H. Ueda, K. Kuribayashi, T. Andoh, F. Hayashi, N. Tamai and K. Wada (1995) Novel light-dark change of proline levels in halophyte (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L) and glycophytes (Hordeum vulgare L and Triticum aestivum L) leaves and roots under salt stress
  • Proline, Inositol, PinitolIshitani, M., A. L. Majumder, A. Bornhouser, C. B. Michalowski, R. G. Jensen and H. J. Bohnert (1996) Coordinate transcriptional induction of myo-inositol metabolism during environmental stress
  • Proline, PinitolBarkla, B. J. and R. Vera-Estrella (2015) Single cell-type comparative metabolomics of epidermal bladder cells from the halophyte Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
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

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Jul 19th 2018, 3:50 pm
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