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A database of salt-tolerant plants-halophytes. Records of plant species tolerant of salt concentrations of around 80 mM sodium chloride or more have been collected, along with data on plant type, life form, ecotypes, maximum salinity tolerated, the presence or absence of salt glands, photosynthetic pathway, antioxidants, secondary metabolites, compatible solutes, habitat, economic use and whether there are publications on germination, microbial interactions and mycorrhizal status, bioremediation and of molecular data. eHALOPH can be used in the analysis of traits associated with tolerance and for informing choice of species that might be used for saline agriculture, bioremediation or ecological restoration and rehabilitation of degraded wetlands or other areas.

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eHALOPH classification

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eHALOPH specifications

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Centre for Functional Ecology, Departamento de Ciências da Vida, Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal; School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, UK; Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (UMR 5175 – CNRS Campus), Montpellier, France; Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO, USA

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This work was supported by the University of Sussex [from 2002 to 2005 through the Sussex Research Development Fund]; the COST organization [through their funding of COST Action FA0901, ‘Putting halophytes to work, from Genes to Ecosystems’, between 2009 and 2014]. Recent revisions have been aided by the Appleyard Fund of the Linnean Society of London.

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