This issue of Functional Plant Biology is dedicated to halophyte research covering part of the work presented at a EU supported COST meeting held at the Leibniz Universitaet Hannover, Germany, 29–31 August 2012. The meeting focused on identification of halophytic physiotypes & ecotypes and clarification of the individual mechanisms that enable their salt tolerance. Moreover, it aimed at building cross cutting collaboration among research groups evaluating the economic potential of halophytes and use of halophytes for ecological services.
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