Genetic Analysis of Plant Salt Tolerance Using Arabidopsis

Zhu, Jian-Kang (2000) Genetic Analysis of Plant Salt Tolerance Using Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology, 124. pp. 941-948.

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Soil salinity is one of the most significant abiotic stresses for plant agriculture. Apart from the practical goal of genetically improving the salt tolerance of crop plants, salt tolerance research represents an important part of basic plant biology, contributing to our understanding of subjects ranging from gene regulation, signal transduction to ion transport, and mineral nutrition. Research on two other major abiotic stresses, drought and cold, is intimately linked with salt stress work. For example, many genes that are regulated by salt stress are also responsive to drought or cold stress (Zhu et al., 1997). Because salt stress can be applied accurately and reproducibly, many “drought” stress studies in the laboratory use salt stress instead of actual drought. The widely known Hog pathway for osmotic stress perception and signaling in yeast was discovered by using NaCl stress (Brewster et al., 1993).

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Additional Information: I thank Manabu Ishitani for help in preparing the figure and Robert T. Leonard and Ray A. Bressan for critical reading of this manuscript
Author Affiliation: Department of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Balakrishna Garadasu
Date Deposited: 25 May 2013 14:49
Last Modified: 25 May 2013 14:49
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