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Authors Kasera, PK; Mohammed, S
Editors Ramawat, KG
Author Full Name Kasera, Pawan K.; Mohammed, Sher
Title Ecology of Inland Saline Plants
Source DESERT PLANTS: BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
Language English
Document Type Article; Book Chapter
Keywords Plus SEED-GERMINATION; INDIAN DESERT; PROLINE ACCUMULATION; SALT TOLERANCE; SOIL-SALINITY; HALOPHYTES; ENVIRONMENTS; METABOLISM; HALOXYLON; BEHAVIOR
Abstract This chapter describes the ecology and adaptive strategies of inland halophytes growing in natural saline areas, with special reference to classification, metabolic products, soil-water relationships, the role of proline in their survival, etc. Studies on eight saline plants, viz. Aeluropus lagopoides (Poaceae), Cressa cretica (Convolvulaceae), Salsola baryosma (Chenopodiaceae), Sesuvium sesuvioides (Aizoaceae), Sporobolus helvolus (Poaceae), Suaeda fruticosa (Chenopodiaceae), Trianthema triquetra (Aizoaceae), and Zygophyllum simplex (Zygophyllaceae), selected from different Indian desert sites, is described. Among these species, S. fruticosa is distributed widely and is highly salt tolerant. The major cations and anions in saline areas of the Indian and zone are Na+, K+ and Ca++, and Cl-, respectively. The inhibition of seed germination of saline plants is controlled by both osmotic and ionic factors. Soil salinity increases especially during dry periods, which results in accumulation of more ions in leaves. The metabolic products of different plant species respond differently to higher salinity. Free proline accumulation during unfavourable conditions increases with increasing salinity, which helps in the survival of saline plants.
Author Address [Kasera, Pawan K.] Jai Narain Vyas Univ, Dept Bot, Plant Ecol Lab, Jodhpur 342033, Rajasthan, India; [Mohammed, Sher] Govt Lohia PG Coll, Dept Bot, Churu 331001, India
Reprint Address Kasera, PK (reprint author), Jai Narain Vyas Univ, Dept Bot, Plant Ecol Lab, Jodhpur 342033, Rajasthan, India.
E-mail Address jnvupkkasera@yahoo.co.in; smdchuru@gmail.com
Times Cited 6
Total Times Cited Count (WoS, BCI, and CSCD) 6
Publisher SPRINGER
Publisher City NEW YORK
Publisher Address 233 SPRING STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10013, UNITED STATES
ISBN 978-3-642-02549-5
Year Published 2010
Beginning Page 299
Ending Page 320
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1007/978-3-642-02550-1_14
Book Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1007/978-3-642-02550-1
Page Count 22
Web of Science Category Plant Sciences
Subject Category Plant Sciences
Document Delivery Number BNK40
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000274796600014
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