Najas marina in Israel: It is a halophyte or a glycophyte?

Moshe Agami*, Amram Eshel, Yoav Waisel

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In Israel Najas marina L. grows mainly in fresh water habitats. The halophytic nature of a population from one such habitat was investigated. NaCl had a positive effect on the growth of Najas, with an optimal concentration of 37–55 μM. Germination percentage was only slightly reduced by NaCl up to a concentration of 74 μM. It is thus concluded that the populations of Najas in Israel retain their halophytic nature. In fresh water habitats, Najas grows under suboptimal NaCl concentrations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)634-636
Number of pages3
JournalPhysiologia Plantarum
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1984


  • Brackish water
  • NaCl
  • fresh water
  • germination


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