Mechanism of Salt Tolerance in Glycophytes and Halophytes

On the basis of their tolerance or sensitivity, plants are commonly distinguished as halophytes or glycophytes. Glycophytes (sweet plants) tolerate only low concentrations of salt, while halophytes (halas salt, salt plants) tolerate relatively high concentrations of salt (Flowers and Yeo 1986 Flowers and Yeo 1988). It was estimated by Flowers et al. (1986) that there were at least 800 species of halophytic angiosperms in more than 250 genera. This illustrates the point that there are many...

Conclusion Of The Plant Adaptation

Plants and their associated microbes can remediate cyanide via cyanide uptake, transport, degradation and assimilation in plants. Experiments using free cyanide have shown that many terrestrial and aquatic plants including willow, sorghum, cassava and water hyacinth can remove cyanide from the growing medium. Cyanide uptake in plants can be associated with a very complex physiological mechanism which includes transport and assimilation of cyanide within the plants for catering plant's nitrogen...