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Publication Type J
Authors Salama, F. M., S. M. El-Naggar and T. Ramadan
Title Salt glands of some halophytes in Egypt
Source Phyton-Annales Rei Botanicae
Author Keywords salt glands halophytes excretion structure of glands micro-hairs marina forssk vierh ultrastructure secretion plumbaginaceae microhairs
Abstract Twelve species of salt excreting halophytes were collected from the salt marshes along the Red Sea (arid) and the west Mediterranean (semi-arid) coasts in Egypt. Those species belonged to seven genera and six families. The data revealed that the structure of the salt glands varied greatly among the investigated taxa and can be categorized in five groups. These groups are the vesiculated hairs or bladders of Chenopodiaceae; glands of Tamaricaceae and Frankeniaceae; glands of Plumbaginaceae; glands of Avicennia marina and glands of Aeluropus lagopoides. The results revealed also that the excreted salts are mostly composed of NaCl, but with more or less selectivity among different species. The composition of other ions varied also according to the different species.
Author Address Assiut Univ, Fac Sci, Dept Bot, Assiut 71516, Egypt Salama, FM (reprint author), Assiut Univ, Fac Sci, Dept Bot, Assiut 71516, Egypt
ISSN 0079-2047
ISBN 0079-2047
29-Character Source Abbreviation Phyton-Ann. REI Bot.
Year Published 1999
Volume 39
Issue 1
Beginning Page 91-105
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000082820100008
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