Halophytes for Food Security in Dry Lands

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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  • Author : Muhammad Ajmal Khan
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 360 pages
  • ISBN : 0128018801
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Halophytes for Food Security in Dry Lands

Halophytes for Food Security in Dry Lands
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 15 September 2015
GET THIS BOOKHalophytes for Food Security in Dry Lands

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

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 12 April 2019
GET THIS BOOKEcophysiology, Abiotic Stress Responses and Utilization of Halophytes

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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 18 November 2015
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 17 May 2018
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 29 July 2020
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 03 August 2020
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  • Release : 14 February 2019
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  • Release : 22 June 2018
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