Definition of halophyte in English:


Line breaks: halo|phyte
Pronunciation: /ˈhaləfʌɪt
, ˈheɪlə-/


A plant adapted to growing in saline conditions, as in a salt marsh.
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  • However, the mechanisms taken by the seeds of halophytes to adapt to saline stress are still poorly understood.
  • These plants, known as halophytes, include a large taxonomic variety and occupy diverse habitats, from extremely dry to temporarily waterlogged sites or salt marshes.
  • Such investigations would lead to the study of higher plant halophytes, which in nature often encounter high salinity and alkaline pH values at the same time.

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