Salt resistant crop plants

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/316012
Title:
Salt resistant crop plants
Authors:
Roy, Stuart J.; Negrão, Sónia; Tester, Mark A. ( 0000-0002-5085-8801 )
Abstract:
Soil salinity is a major constraint to agriculture. To improve salinity tolerance of crops, various traits can be incorporated, including ion exclusion, osmotic tolerance and tissue tolerance. We review the roles of a range of genes involved in salt tolerance traits. Different tissues and cells are adapted for specific and often diverse function, so it is important to express the genes in specific cell-types and to pyramid a range of traits. Modern biotechnology (marker- assisted selection or genetic engineering) needs to be increasingly used to introduce the correct combination of genes into elite crop cultivars. Importantly, the effects of introduced genes need to be evaluated in the field to determine their effect on salinity tolerance and yield improvement.
KAUST Department:
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Citation:
Roy SJ, Negrão S, Tester M (2014) Salt resistant crop plants. Current Opinion in Biotechnology 26: 115-124. doi:10.1016/j.copbio.2013.12.004.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Current Opinion in Biotechnology
Issue Date:
Apr-2014
DOI:
10.1016/j.copbio.2013.12.004
Type:
Article
ISSN:
09581669
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0958166913007192
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRoy, Stuart J.en
dc.contributor.authorNegrão, Sóniaen
dc.contributor.authorTester, Mark A.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-21T12:41:25Z-
dc.date.available2014-04-21T12:41:25Z-
dc.date.issued2014-04en
dc.identifier.citationRoy SJ, Negrão S, Tester M (2014) Salt resistant crop plants. Current Opinion in Biotechnology 26: 115-124. doi:10.1016/j.copbio.2013.12.004.en
dc.identifier.issn09581669en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.copbio.2013.12.004en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/316012en
dc.description.abstractSoil salinity is a major constraint to agriculture. To improve salinity tolerance of crops, various traits can be incorporated, including ion exclusion, osmotic tolerance and tissue tolerance. We review the roles of a range of genes involved in salt tolerance traits. Different tissues and cells are adapted for specific and often diverse function, so it is important to express the genes in specific cell-types and to pyramid a range of traits. Modern biotechnology (marker- assisted selection or genetic engineering) needs to be increasingly used to introduce the correct combination of genes into elite crop cultivars. Importantly, the effects of introduced genes need to be evaluated in the field to determine their effect on salinity tolerance and yield improvement.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0958166913007192en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Current Opinion in Biotechnologyen
dc.titleSalt resistant crop plantsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalCurrent Opinion in Biotechnologyen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionAustralian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide, Urrbrae, SA 5064, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionInstituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Genomics of Plant Stress Laboratory (GPlantS Lab), Av. da República, 2780-157 Oeiras, Portugalen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorTester, Mark A.en
kaust.authorNegrão, Sóniaen
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