Eco-physiological Characteristics of Halophyte Salt-worts and Their Potential Utilization in Environmental Mediation and Germplasm Improvement
ZHAO Hui-ming(Jiaxing College, Jiaxing 314001,China)
Salicornia spp.,including Salicornia europaea, S. herbacea and S. biggellowii, was considered as one of the strongest salt-tolerant higher plant genus in the word. It was characterized by hyper-accumulating ability and special compartmentation of salt in its shoot. The update research indicated that it could be widely used as a potential forage in animal husbandry, a potential gene donor for salt tolerance improvement of field crops, a potential approach to refresh saline water and soil, a potential raw material of chemical industry and Chinese traditional medicine. The plant contained rich crude protein and its seed contained rich oil with good component. As an additive of feed, it greatly improved the quality of goat meat. The potential importance of Salicornia and other halophytes research and their utilization were stressed by authors.
【CateGory Index】： S156