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Plants in the deserts of the Middle East

Author: K H Batanouny
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, [2001] ©2001
Series: Adaptations of desert organisms.
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"Water is a paramount factor in determining the distribution of species on a global basis. The responses and adaptations of a species to water stress are critical for its success in any environmental niche. The deserts of the Middle East provide an excellent example of the harsh conditions to which plants are subjected."
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Batanouny, K.H., 1936-
Plants in the deserts of the Middle East
(DLC) 00061191
(OCoLC)44683603
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: K H Batanouny
ISBN: 9783662044803 3662044803
OCLC Number: 883382729
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 193 pages) : illustrations, map.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Deserts of the Middle East --
3. Climatic Aridity in the Deserts of the Middle East --
4. Topography and Plant Life --
5. Plants in the Arabic Heritage --
6. Adaptations of Desert Plants --
7. Adaptations That Increase Water Absorption --
8. Adaptations That Reduce Water Loss --
9. Adaptational Traits That Resist and/or Tolerate Drought --
10. Adaptations That Engender Escape from Drought --
11. Adaptation to Desiccation --
12. Adaptations of Plants to Saline Conditions in Arid Regions --
Index of Latin Plant Names --
Index of Arabic Plant Names.
Series Title: Adaptations of desert organisms.
Responsibility: Kamal H. Batanouny.
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