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Authors Loconsole, D., B. Murillo-Amador, G. Cristiano and B. De Lucia
Title Halophyte Common Ice Plants: A Future Solution to Arable Land Salinization
Source Sustainability
Author Keywords Mesembryanthemum crystallinum functional foods sustainability mesembryanthemum-crystallinum l. crassulacean acid metabolism abscisic-acid blue-light antioxidant activities salt tolerance sesuvium-portulacastrum phenolic composition metal accumulation osmotic-stress
Abstract The problems associated with the salinization of soils and water bodies and the increasing competition for scarce freshwater resources are increasing. Current attempts to adapt to these conditions through sustainable agriculture involves searching for new highly salt-tolerant crops, and wild species that have potential as saline crops are particularly suitable. The common ice plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L.) is an edible halophyte member of the Aizoaceae family, which switches from C3 photosynthesis to crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) when exposed to salinity or water stress. The aim of this review was to examine the potential of using the ice plant in both the wild and as a crop, and to describe its ecology and morphology, environmental and agronomic requirements, and physiology. The antioxidant properties and mineral composition of the ice plant are also beneficial to human health and have been extensively examined.
Author Address [Loconsole, Danilo; Cristiano, Giuseppe; De Lucia, Barbara] Univ Bari, Dept Agroenvironm & Terr Sci DISAAT, Via Amendola 165-A, I-70120 Bari, Italy. [Murillo-Amador, Bernardo] Ctr Invest Biol Noroeste CIBNOR SC, La Paz 23096, Baja California, Mexico. Loconsole, D (corresponding author), Univ Bari, Dept Agroenvironm & Terr Sci DISAAT, Via Amendola 165-A, I-70120 Bari, Italy. danilo.loconsole@hotmail.it; bmurillo04@cibnor.mx; giuseppe.cristiano@uniba.it; barbara.delucia@uniba.it
29-Character Source Abbreviation Sustainability
Publication Date Nov
Year Published 2019
Volume 11
Issue 21
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.3390/su11216076
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000501205200203
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