Halophytes for Food Security in Dry Lands
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Halophytes for Food Security in Dry Lands

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Halophytes for Food Security in Dry Lands addresses the concerns surrounding global food scarcity, especially focusing on those living in arid and dry lands

The book touches on food crises in dry regions of the world and proposes halophytes as an alternate source of consumption for such areas. Halophytes, those plants that thrive in saline soil and provide either food source options themselves, or positively enhance an eco-system's ability to produce food, and are thus an important and increasingly recognized option for addressing the needs of the nearly 1/6 of the world's population that lives in these arid and semi-arid climates.

Including presentations from the 2014 International Conference on Halophytes for Food Security in Dry Lands, this book features insights from the leading researchers in the subject. It is a valuable resource that includes information on the nutritional value of halophytes, their genetic basis and potential enhancement, adaption of halophytes, and lessons learned thus far.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 19.05mm | 660g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0128018542
  • 9780128018545

Table of contents

Characterization and function of sodium exchanger genes in Aeluropus lagopoides under NaCl stress


Multi-temporal soil salinity assessment at very detailed scale for discriminating halophytes distribution


Nutritional value of Chenopodium quinoa seeds grown under saline conditions


Halophytes and saline vegetation of Afghanistan, a potential rich source for people


Overcoming barriers to implementing high salinity agriculture in the Gulf


Carbon mitigation: a salt marsh ecosystem service in times of change


Exploiting plants from extreme environments: world enough, but perhaps not time


The importance of mangrove ecosystems for nature protection and food productivity: Action of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme


The Potential Use of Halophytes for the Development of Marginal Dry Areas in Morocco


Transcriptome and proteome analysis of genes involved in salt tolerance in the halophyte Suaeda fruticosa


Sustainable diversity of crops - livestock production system based on optimal utilization in Sinai: A case study


Cell suspension culture of the halophyte Cakile maritima: Establishment and response to salinity


Exogenous chemical treatments to improve salt tolerance of cash crop halophytes


Food and water security for Qatar: a new paradigm


Genetic and environmental management of halophytes for improved livestock production


Drought and salinity differently affect germination of "Chenopodium quinoa Willd"


Plant community and germination of selected halophytes of Sundarbans mangrove forest and diversity


Halophytic Plant Diversity of a Unique Habitat in Turkey - Tuzluca Salt Mine Cave


Halophytes a possible alternative to desalination plants: prospects of recycling saline wastewater during Coal Seam Gas operations
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