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TALEISNIK, Edith and LOPEZ LAUNESTEIN, Diego. Woody perennials for environments affected by salinity: A synopsis of the argentine contribution on this topic. Ecol. austral [online]. 2011, vol.21, n.1, pp. 3-14. ISSN 1667-782X.
Salinity is a concern in Argentina, which ranks third after Russia and Australia in soil surface affected by this condition. The purpose of this review is to point to the contribution of Argentine scientists to research on woody perennials in relation to salinity. Studies on the vegetation of saline areas in Argentina and on the responses of non-woody plants are beyond the scope of this review. In Argentina, attention has focused mainly on the salt tolerance of native forest trees, especially in members of the genus Prosopis, on the effects of afforestation on water and soil salinity and on microorganisms interacting with trees and shrubs under saline conditions. Besides these specific topics, there has been some work on salt tolerance of other trees and in Atriplex shrubs.
Keywords : Salinity stress; Native forest; Trees; Prosopis.