Books  Botany  Plants & Botany: Biology & Ecology 

Halophytes: An Integrative Anatomical Study

By: Marius-Nicusor Grigore(Author), Lacramioara Ivanescu(Author), Constantin Toma(Author)

548 pages, 543 colour photos, 160 b/w illustrations


Paperback | Aug 2016 | #241442 | ISBN-13: 9783319381923
Availability: Usually dispatched within 1 week Details
NHBS Price: £129.99 $166/€145 approx
Hardback | Jun 2014 | #222544 | ISBN-13: 9783319057286
Temporarily out of stock: order now to get this when available Details
NHBS Price: £129.99 $166/€145 approx

About this book

Halophytes: An Integrative Anatomical Study focuses on morphological and anatomical strategies developed by halophytes during evolution that allow them to survive in high-salt environments. These adaptive strategies refer to well integrated structural features, such as succulence, salt secretion (salt glands and vesicular hairs), aerenchyma, Kranz anatomy, bulliform cells, successive cambia, tracheoidioblasts and endodermis with pronounced Casparian strips. The authors present cross sections of the roots, stems and leaves of 62 halophyte species belonging to 18 families from different habitats and climates (temperate, Mediterranean). They also discuss the ecological, physiological and evolutionary aspects of the various adaptive structures in an integrative way. Beginning with the structural level, Halophytes: An Integrative Anatomical Study offers novel insights into the ecology of halophytes and opens new perspectives for the identification of salt-tolerant crop plants or halophytes that can be used for ecological purposes, such as bio-remediation and revegetation.



PART I: General Considerations on Halophytes
- Halophytes definition and classification
- Halophytes and their habitats
- Finding a place within plant ecological classes
- General morphological and anatomical adaptations in halophytes
- Halophytes and salt stress
- Histo-anatomical features in halophytes: formative effect, adaptation or a simple response to an intensely abiotic factor?

PART II: An Integrative Anatomical Study of Halophytes: Anatomical Structure in Different Family Species
- Material and Methods
- Caryophyllaceae
- Chenopodiaceae (Amaranthaceae)
- Polygonaceae
- Plumbaginaceae
- Fabaceae
- Lythraceae
- Apiaceae
- Frankeniaceae
- Brassicaceae
- Primulaceae
- Plantaginaceae
- Asteraceae
- Juncaginaceae
- Cymodoceaceae
- Iridaceae
- Juncaceae
- Cyperaceae
- Poaceae
Part III: Conclusions
- An Overall View on Halophytes Adaptations and Their Ecological Significance

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this book. Be the first to review this book!

Bestsellers in this subject

Britain's Plant Galls

NHBS Special Offer Price: £11.99 £16.99 (Save £5.00) $15/€13 approx (ends 31/08/2018)

British Plant Galls

NHBS Price: £27.99 $36/€31 approx

The Plant Messiah

NHBS Special Offer Price: £8.99 £9.99 (Save £1.00) $11/€10 approx (ends 31/08/2018)

Indicator Plants (Colour)

NHBS Price: £34.99 $45/€39 approx

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194