Plants pass the salt

John M. Ward, Kendal D. Hirschi, Heven Sze

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Recently, overexpression of the plasma membrane Na+/H+ antiporter SOS1 was shown to increase salt tolerance of Arabidopsis and revealed that levels of SOS1 mRNA are post-transcriptionally regulated by salt stress. In addition to demonstrating a novel approach to engineer salt-tolerant crops, the results provide the first glimpse of a previously unknown mechanism used by plants to regulate gene expression in response to salt stress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)200-201
Number of pages2
JournalTrends in Plant Science
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2003


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