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Publication Type J
Authors Al-Charchafchi, F.
Title Seasonal variation of nutritive values and salt accumulation in eight Atriplex range shrubs I: Western desert of Iraq
Source Dirasat Pure Sciences
Abstract All the Atriplex species studied, performed well under the conditions of the western desert of Iraq: Atriplex nummularia, A. undulata, A. lentiformis, and A. semibaccata were among the best with respect to protein content and salt tolerance. Protein content ranged from 10.61% in A. leucoclada to 14.51% in A. nummularia in Spring. Protein content, however, decreased in Autumn in all the eight species, ranging from 7.88% in A. leucoclada to 12.69% in A. nummularia. Fat content similarly decreased in Autumn and in all species. As protein and fat contents decreased, the fiber content lentiformis and A. semibaccata showed higher selectivity for Na+ and Cl- versus K+ and SO4-2, while A. canascens showed strong selectivity for K+ and SO4-2 versus Na+ and Cl-, where the Na+/K+ ratio was very low.
ISSN 1560-456X
ISBN 1560-456X
Publication Date February
Year Published 2001
Volume 28
Issue 1
Beginning Page 42-48
Unique Article Identifier BCI:BCI200100373717
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