Mangrove plants grow in extreme
intertidal envrionment with high salintiy,
hypoxia, ultraviolet radiation
and frequent seawater inundation.
Stilt roots sunk deep into the earth,
forming a solid support,
and can make the mangrove firmly fixed on the beach.
Developing viviparous propagules
is interpreted as a mechanism
to protect the embryo
from the deleterious effects of
high salt concentrations until maturity
Many species of mangrove possess salt glands
in their leaves. mangroves and their associates
have been classified into three groups:
(1) salt excluders, (2) salt secretors and (3) salt accumulators
The specific objectives of this website is to provide a relational database for mangrove species researched and sequenced by Shi lab. Data available from here includes :
- Complete genome sequence of 3 mangrove species along with gene product information, gene expresstion, including Avicennia marina, Rhizophora apiculata and Sonneratia alba
- Transcriptome sequence of other mangrove species as well as their terrestrial plants
- A fact sheet for each mangrove plant species including basic information with photographs and distribution data
- This site also provide extensive linkouts from our data page to other mangrove resources.