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Authors Grigore, M. N., C. Toma, M. M. Zamfirache, M. Boscaiu, Z. Olteanu and D. Cojocaru
Title ECOLOGICAL ANATOMY IN HALOPHYTES WITH C-4 PHOTOSYNTHESIS: DISCUSSING ADAPTATIVE FEATURES IN ENDANGERED ECOSYSTEMS
Source Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Author Keywords halophytes Kranz Anatomy C-4 photosynthesis strategy evolution adaptation tribe salsoleae chenopodiaceae leaf anatomy plants evolution pathways europe mechanisms climate
Abstract The Chenopodiaceae halophyte species provide perhaps the ideal model to study the ecological adaptations in relations with extreme environmental conditions. Closely linked with saline habitats, the chenopods with Kranz anatomy represents a striking and intriguing example of coevolution. In this study, we investigate the Kranz anatomy in a holistic manner in halophytes vegetating in two nature reserves, here regarded as rare and endangered ecosystems. This issue, apart from its scientific interest as an adaptive, ecological and evolutive feature - also suggests the compulsory necessity to protect these areas, in order to preserve the floristic diversity in such menaced ecosystems.
Author Address [Grigore, Marius-Nicusor; Toma, Constantin; Zamfirache, Maria-Magdalena; Olteanu, Zenovia; Cojocaru, Dumitru] Alexandru Ioan Cuza Univ, Fac Biol, Iasi 700505, Romania. [Boscaiu, Monica] Univ Politecn Valencia, CPI, Inst Agroforestal Mediterraneo UPV, Valencia 46022, Spain. Grigore, MN (reprint author), Alexandru Ioan Cuza Univ, Fac Biol, Bd Carol 1,20 A, Iasi 700505, Romania. mariusgrigorepsyche@yahoo.com; mobosnea@eaf.upv.es
ISSN 1842-4090
ISBN 1842-4090
29-Character Source Abbreviation Carpath. J. Earth Environ. Sci.
Publication Date May
Year Published 2012
Volume 7
Issue 2
Beginning Page 13-21
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000301998000002
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