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Anatomical adaptation of Algerian Sahara Chenopodiaceae to severe drought conditions Volume 16, issue 2, Juin 2005

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Laboratoire Ressources naturelles, Université Mouloud Mammeri, Tizi-Ouzou, Algérie
  • Key words: Agrophysiology, Water stress, Phytology, Vegetal Resources, Sahara
  • Page(s) : 121-4
  • Published in: 2005

A study of the stem or of the leaf anatomy of Chenopodiaceae inventoried in the Northern part of Algerian Sahara showed a specific organization of the assimilating parenchyma of these species. This anatomical adaptation is correlated to a physiological one, many species being characterized by a C 4 pathway of carbon fixation.