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Authors Gonzalez-Orenga, S., M. N. Grigore, M. Boscaiu and O. Vicente
Title Constitutive and Induced Salt Tolerance Mechanisms and Potential Uses of Limonium Mill. Species
Source Agronomy-Basel
Author Keywords halophytes ornamental recretohalophytes osmolytes antioxidants
Abstract Limonium is one of the most interesting and biodiverse genera of halophytes, with many species adapted to saline environments. Limonium species have a promising potential as cultivated minor crops as many have ornamental value, or are already used as medicinal plants. Other species are marketed as gourmet food or can be used for decontamination of polluted soils. Design and implementation of specific breeding programmes are needed to fully realise this potential, based on the vast genetic variation and high stress tolerance of wild species within the genus. Most Limonium species are halophytes, but many are also resistant to drought, especially those from the Mediterranean and other arid regions. Such species constitute attractive models for basic research on the mechanisms of stress tolerance, both constitutive and induced. As typical recretohalopyhtes, with excretive salt glands, Limonium species possess remarkable morpho-anatomical traits. Salt tolerance in this genus relies also on ion accumulation in the leaves, the concomitant use of diverse osmolytes for osmotic adjustment, and the activation of efficient antioxidant systems.
Author Address [Gonzalez-Orenga, Sara; Boscaiu, Monica] Univ Politecn Valencia, Mediterranean Agroforestry Inst, Camino Vera S-N, Valencia 46022, Spain. [Gonzalez-Orenga, Sara; Vicente, Oscar] Univ Politecn Valencia, Inst Conservat & Improvement Valencian Agrodivers, Camino Vera S-N, Valencia 46022, Spain. [Grigore, Marius-Nicusor] Alexandru Ioan Cuza Univ Iasi Romania, Doctoral Sch Fac Biol, Blvd Carol I,11, Iasi 700506, Romania. Boscaiu, M (corresponding author), Univ Politecn Valencia, Mediterranean Agroforestry Inst, Camino Vera S-N, Valencia 46022, Spain. sagonor@doctor.upv.es; nicusor.grigore@uaic.ro; mobosnea@eaf.upv.es; ovicente@upvnet.upv.es
29-Character Source Abbreviation Agronomy-Basel
Publication Date Mar
Year Published 2021
Volume 11
Issue 3
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.3390/agronomy11030413
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000633176100001

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