Aeluropus

Aeluropus

 

a genus of perennial halophytic grasses of the family Gramineae. The plants generally have creeping above-ground shoots with ascending or suberect stems. The inflorescence is a one-sided spicate panicle. The spikelets have four to 18 flowers and are laterally compressed. There are about five species, distributed in Southern Europe, Western Siberia, Western Asia, Middle Asia, Central Asia, India, and Africa. The USSR has three to five species, which grow in semidesert, desert, and steppe zones. They are found in solonchaks and saline meadows and along the shores of salt lakes. The best-known species is A. littoralis, which grows in the southern European USSR and in the Caucasus. A. intermedius is common in Middle Asia, and A. repens is widely distributed in the Caucasus, Middle Asia, and the southern part of Western Siberia. Aeluropus is eaten as pasture and hay by all agricultural animals, especially horses and cattle.

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The number of salt glands per unit leaf area was reported to be equivalent on the adaxial and abaxial leaf epidermis in Aeluropus littoralis (Gouan) Parl.
Ultrastructure of Aeluropus littoralis leaf salt glands under NaCl stress.
Aeluropus littoralis (Gouan) Parl is a C4 perennial halophyte growing on heavy saline marshes and arid inland soil that can tolerate salt (NaCl) up to 600 mM [28].
Protein changes determined in Aeluropus littoralis leaves under 0, 200, and 400mM of NaCl.
Ashraf M, Yasmin H (1991) Differential waterlogging tolerance in three grasses of contrasting habitats: Aeluropus lagopoides (L.
Effects of different levels salinity and water stress on growth characteristics and physiological traits Aeluropus spp.
Both Paspalum paspalodes and Aeluropus littoralis form monospecific stands in the Camargue region of France (Mesleard et al.
Schribner and Aeluropus littoralis (Gouan) in the Camargue (southern France).
In the poaceae family, there are four genera able to excrete salts: Spartina, Aeluropus, Distichlis and Chloris [4].
Study of PAs changes pattern in response to salinity in some halophytic species such Aeluropus littoralis, will be provided better evidences to find a general model of PAs action under salinity stress.
Wild weeds Aeluropus littoralis Eulalia specisa [1,7,13,15, var.