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halophyte

(hăl`əfīt'), any plant, especially a seed plant, that is able to grow in habitats excessively rich in salts, such as salt marshes, sea coasts, and saline or alkaline semideserts and steppes. These plants have special physiological adaptations that enable them to absorb water from soils and from seawater, which have solute concentrations that nonhalophytes could not tolerate. Some halophytes are actually succulent, with a high water-storage capacity.

halophyte

[′hal·ə‚fīt]
(ecology)
A plant or microorganism that grows well in soils having a high salt content.
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Mathur N, Singh J, Bohra S, Vyas A (2007) Arbuscular mycorrhizal status of medicinal halophytes in saline areas of Indian Thar Desert.
These were: Juniperus woodland or Coniferus woodland (3 sites), Juniper/mesquital woodland (1 site), Rosetophyite desert scrub (1 site), Mesquital (1 site), Mesquital/juniper woodland (3 sites), Halophyte grassland (2 sites), Halophyte vegetation (2 sites), Halophyte/juniper vegetation (3 sites), and Agricultural zone (1 site).
This volume will be of great value for all scientists and others interested in R and D projects for the future use of halophytes and saline irrigation systems.
The ecology, physiology, and molecular biology of the halophyte Atriplex prostrata Boucher (Chenopodiaceae) [PhD dissertation].
Similarly, she said under extreme conditions of soil or water salinity where no crop of agricultural interest can be grown it is possible to imagine dedicated halophyte plantations for forage production, soil rehabilitation, bio-energy generation, landscaping, carbon sequestering, and a number of other useful purposes at no cost in terms of good quality water and soil.
Under the Integrated Seawater Energy and Agriculture System, a two-hectare farm at Masdar City will experiment using seawater and organic waste to help grow native halophytes for generating biofuel, while producing fish and shrimps.
The vegetation in these environments is normally sparse and patchy, composed of succulent halophytes (c.
1996) found that inclusion of halophyte forages supported the same weight gain of lambs as cynodon (Bermuda grass) hay.
The effect of seed reserves on species composition in zonal halophyte communities.
The second part involves the brine being divided into parts to grow fish, in this case the sobaity (seabream), and seaweeds and grow salt-tolerant forage or grasses, and halophytes, which are plants that thrive in salty water like salicornia.
Photosynthetic limitations of a halophyte sea aster (Aster tripolium L.
The UV-visible spectroscopic properties of fulvic acid (FA) extracted from native halophyte soils and furrow-irrigated fields in the Hetao Irrigation District were analysed in this study.