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Crop Halophytism: An Environmentally Sustainable Solution for Global Food Security

Author:
Liu, Minmin, Pan, Ting, Allakhverdiev, Suleyman I., Yu, Min, Shabala, Sergey
Source:
Trends in plant science 2020 v.25 no.7 pp. 630-634
ISSN:
1360-1385
Subject:
crops, domestication, food security, halophytes, soil salinization, wild relatives
Abstract:
This work analyzes the current trends in land salinization and its impact on the global food security. It is argued that reliance on salt-excluding crops is counterproductive and environmentally unsustainable. New breeding paradigms are required to incorporate halophytic traits that were present in wild relatives but lost during domestication.
Agid:
6960958