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Crop Halophytism: An Environmentally Sustainable Solution for Global Food Security
- Liu, Minmin, Pan, Ting, Allakhverdiev, Suleyman I., Yu, Min, Shabala, Sergey
- Trends in plant science 2020 v.25 no.7 pp. 630-634
- crops, domestication, food security, halophytes, soil salinization, wild relatives
- 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.