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Halophytes and climate change: adaptive mechanisms and potential uses.

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Chapter 6 (Page no: 89)

Seagrasses, the unique adaptation of angiosperms to the marine environment: effect of high carbon and ocean acidification on energetics and ion homeostasis.

As a functional group, seagrasses form highly productive ecosystems present along the coasts of all continents (except Antarctica), where they rival tropical rainforests and coral reefs in ecosystem services (Costanza et al., 1997; Fourqurean et al., 2012). Unfortunately, seagrasses are diminishing worldwide and several studies confirm a lack of appreciation for the value of these systems (Cullen-Unsworth et al., 2014). Since the last century, the effects of climate change on natural and agricultural terrestrial plant communities have already received significant attention, but relatively little emphasis has been given to aquatic plant communities, including seagrasses (Koch et al., 2013). Here we analyse the potential impact of global atmospheric CO2 increase on the adaptation mechanisms of these vascular plants to marine environments, highlighting the effects on membrane energization, nutrient uptake and cytosolic ion homeostasis.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Defining halophytes: a conceptual and historical approach in an ecological frame. Author(s): Grigore, M. N.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 19) Habitats of halophytes. Author(s): Kapler, A.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 38) Intra-habitat variability of halophytic flora of north-west India. Author(s): Sarita Devi Ashwani Kumar Mann, A. Arya, S. S. Gurdev Chand Neeraj Kumar Anita Kumari Pooja Babita Rani Arvind Kumar
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 55) Halophytic vegetation in south-east Europe: classification, conservation and ecogeographical patterns. Author(s): Stevanović, Z. D. Aćić, S. Stešević, D. Luković, M. Šilc, U.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 69) South African salt marshes: ecophysiology and ecology in the context of climate change. Author(s): Tabot, P. T. Adams, J. B.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 104) Ecophysiology of seed heteromorphism in halophytes: an overview. Author(s): Aysha Rasheed Farah Nisar Bilquees Gul Khan, M. A. Abdul Hameed
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 115) Salt marsh plants: biological overview and vulnerability to climate change. Author(s): Touchette, B. W. Kneppers, M. K. Eggert, C. M.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 137) Ion accumulation pattern of halophytes. Author(s): Chaudhary, D. R.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 152) Morpho-anatomical traits of halophytic species. Author(s): Rančić, D. Pećinar, I. Aćić, S. Stevanović, Z. D.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 179) ROS signalling, and antioxidant defence network in halophytes. Author(s): Surówka, E. Latowski, D. Libik-Konieczny, M. Miszalski, Z.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 196) Antioxidant defence in halophytes under high salinity. Author(s): Neeraj Kumar Shubham Lamba Ashwani Kumar Pratima Kumar Mann, A. Sarita Devi Pooja Anita Kumari Babita Rani
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 209) Soil chemical composition modifies the morpho-physiological responses of Prosopis strombulifera, a halophyte native to South America. Author(s): Reginato, M. Llanes, A. Luna, V.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 223) Elimination of salt by recretion: salt glands and gland-supported bladders in recretohalophytes. Author(s): Lüttge, U.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 240) Synergic effects of rhizobacteria: increasing use of halophytes in a changing world. Author(s): Mesa-Marín, J. Mateos-Naranjo, E. Rodríguez-Llorente, I. D. Pajuelo, E. Redondo-Gómez, S.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 255) Arsenic tolerance mechanisms in halophytes: the case of Tamarix gallica. Author(s): Sghaier, D. B. Pedro, S. Duarte, B. Caçador, I. Sleimi, N.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 266) Thylakoid electron transfer in Salicornia veneta under different salinity levels: a fluorescence-based study. Author(s): Cannata, R. Barbato, R.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 275) Introgression of halophytic salt stress-responsive genes for developing stress tolerance in crop plants. Author(s): Jha, R. K. Jaykumar Patel Avinash Mishra Bhavanath Jha
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 287) Halophytes: potential resources of coastal ecosystems and their economic, ecological and bioprospecting significance. Author(s): Parida, A. K. Asha Kumari Jaykumar Rangani Monika Patel
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 324) Practical uses of halophytic plants as sources of food and fodder. Author(s): Centofanti, T. Bañuelos, G.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 343) Use of halophytes as medicinal plants: phytochemical diversity and biological activity. Author(s): Stevanović, Z. D. Stanković, M. S. Stanković, J. Janaćković, P. Stanković, M.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 359) Lipids in halophytes: stress physiology relevance and potential future applications. Author(s): Duarte, B. Matos, A. R. Marques, J. C. Caçador, I.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Plant Biology, University of Málaga, Málaga, Spain.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2019
  • ISBN
  • 9781786394330
  • Record Number
  • 20193071933