Extremophyte adaptations to salt and water deficit stress

Simon Barak, Jill M. Farrant

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Abstract

Plants that can survive and even thrive in extreme environments (extremophytes) are likely treasure boxes of plant adaptations to environmental stresses. These species represent excellent models for understanding mechanisms of stress tolerance that may not be present in stress-sensitive species, as well as for identifying genetic determinants to develop stress-tolerant crops. This special issue of Functional Plant Biology focuses on physiological and molecular processes that enable extremophytes to naturally survive high levels of salt or desiccation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)v-x
JournalFunctional Plant Biology
Volume43
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016

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