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Halophytes for Food Security in Dry Lands

  • ID: 3329156
  • Book
  • 360 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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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.

- Provides comprehensive coverage of the importance and utilization of halophytes to compensate the demand of food in whole world especially in the dry regions- Contains insights from ecological to molecular fields - Includes edible halophytes as well as those that enhance food-producing eco-systems- Presents information for improving abiotic stress tolerance in plants

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

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

  3. Nutritional value of Chenopodium quinoa seeds grown under saline conditions

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

  5. Overcoming barriers to implementing high salinity agriculture in the Gulf

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  13. Exogenous chemical treatments to improve salt tolerance of cash crop halophytes

  14. Food and water security for Qatar: a new paradigm

  15. Genetic and environmental management of halophytes for improved livestock production

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

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

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

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

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Khan, Muhammad Ajmal
Ozturk, Munir
Munir Ozturk, Ph.D.,D.Sc. is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biology and Centre for Environmental Studies, Ege University, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey & Vice President of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences, Amman, Jordan.He is also ex-Chairman Botany Department and Founding Director at the Centre for Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science, Ege University,35100 Bornova- Izmir, Turkey; Consultant Fellow, Faculty of Forestry,Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia; Distinguished Visiting Scientist, ICCBS, Karachi University, Pakistan. His research focuses include: Eco-Physiology, Conservation & Management of Plant Diversity, Biosaline Agriculture, Biomass & Bioenergy, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, and Pollution; and Biomonitoring, Wastewater Renovation.
Gul, Bilquees
Ahmed, Muhammad Zaheer
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