Anatomical adaptations of the xerophilous medicinal plant, Capparis spinosa, to drought conditions

  title={Anatomical adaptations of the xerophilous medicinal plant, Capparis spinosa, to drought conditions},
  author={Lu Gan and Chunyu Zhang and Yongtai Yin and Zhiwei Lin and Yongwei Huang and Jun Xiang and Chunhua Fu and Maoteng Li},
  journal={Horticulture, Environment, and Biotechnology},
Capparis spinosa is a plant that grows in dry and arid environments. As far as can be ascertained, no comprehensive studies on how the leaf, stem and root structures adapt to drought conditions have been published to date. In this paper, a study into the anatomical adaptations of the leaf, stem and root of C. spinosa to drought environments was conducted using in vitro cultured seedlings as control. The results showed that C. spinosa could change its leaf, stem, and root structures when… CONTINUE READING
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