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Salt-resistant

Salt-resistant or salt tolerant plants are plants that can withstand more than average amounts of salt. They are particularly important in drought afflicted and coastal areas. Some plants, e.g. Salicornia, are naturally salt resistant while others can be genetically modified to be resistant, including the tomato, eggplant, rice, blood lime, and other important crops. This is significant because irrigation of crops of currently dry areas with seawater may be made possible, thus expanding the food supply.

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