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Publication Type J
Authors Lokhande, V. H., T. D. Nikam and P. Suprasanna
Title Sesuvium portulacastrum (L.) L. a promising halophyte: cultivation, utilization and distribution in India
Source Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution
Language English
Author Keywords Cultivation Geographical distribution India Sesuvium portulacastrum Underutilized plant Utilization WETLANDS PLANTS
Abstract Seapurslane, Sesuvium portulacastrum (L.) L. (Aizoaceae) is a pioneer, psammophytic facultative halophyte naturally growing in the subtropical, mediterranean, coastal and warmer zones of the world. The plant is utilized as a vegetable by the local peoples as well as forage for domestic animals in the coastal area. Environmentally, it is utilized for the bioreclamation of saline soil in the arid and semiarid regions and an alternative culture to problematic soils. The Sesuvium clones collected from the coastal regions of India lead to conclusions with respect to its geographical distribution and prospective utilization in the bioremediation of coastal and saline areas, as an emerging source of secondary metabolite-phytoecdysteroids in sericulture industry and cultivation on large scale for food as well as forage, of this underutilized, neglected wild and also cultivated plant species.
Author Address [Lokhande, Vinayak Haribhau; Suprasanna, Penna] Bhabha Atom Res Ctr, Funct Plant Biol Sect, Nucl Agr & Biotechnol Div, Bombay 400085, Maharashtra, India. [Lokhande, Vinayak Haribhau; Nikam, Tukaram Dayaram] Univ Poona, Dept Bot, Pune 411007, Maharashtra, India. Suprasanna, P, Bhabha Atom Res Ctr, Funct Plant Biol Sect, Nucl Agr & Biotechnol Div, Bombay 400085, Maharashtra, India. prasanna@barc.gov.in
ISSN 0925-9864
ISBN 0925-9864
29-Character Source Abbreviation Genet. Resour. Crop Evol.
Publication Date Aug
Year Published 2009
Volume 56
Issue 5
Beginning Page 741-747
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1007/s10722-009-9435-1
Unique Article Identifier ISI:000267486000015
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