Ecophysiology of the Chenopodiaceae Members around Tuz Lake (Turkey)

Ocal Ozdamar F. , Tepirdamaz R., Duman H.

EKOLOJI, vol.23, no.93, pp.8-17, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 93
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5053/ekoloji.2014.932
  • Title of Journal : EKOLOJI
  • Page Numbers: pp.8-17


Salinity is one of the major environmental constraints on plant growth and productivity Halophytes, plants capable of growing and reproducing in saline conditions, as a group have several physiological adaptations that facilitate their survival in saline environments. In this study, 12 euhalophyte taxa belonging to the Chenopodiaceae family were studied at Tuz Lake, the third largest natural lake in Turkey. Within the scope of this study, the inorganic ions (Na+, Cl-, K+, Ca+2, and Mg+2), and the glycinebetaine content of the plants and the relationship between the soil properties [% soluble water content, pH, EC, and soluble anions (HCO3-2, and Cl-, SO4-2) and cations (Na+, IC+ Ca+2, Mg+2)] were studied at three stations.