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Schrenkiella parvula extremohile

Extremophile plants, a model for understanding adaptation to environmental stresses

Some plants, which we call “extremophiles”, tolerate or even appreciate very salty, very dry or very cold environments, where most plant species would not survive. For a long time, response mechanisms to environmental stresses have been studied using the common plant Arabidopsis thaliana (ladies’ cress), which belongs to the family of mustard, rapeseed or even …

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