Definition of halophyte in English:

halophyte

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

noun

Botany
  • 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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