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Assessing utilization and environmental risks of important genes in plant abiotic stress tolerance

Khan, Mohammad S; Khan, Muhammad A; Ahmad, Dawood


Transgenic plants with improved salt and drought stress tolerance have been developed with a large number of abiotic stress-related genes. Among these, the most extensively used genes are the glycine betaine biosynthetic codA, the DREB transcription factors, and vacuolar membrane Na⁺/H⁺ antiporters. The use of codA, DREBs, and Na⁺/H⁺ antiporters in transgenic plants has conferred stress tolerance and improved plant phenotype. However, the future deployment and commercialization of these plants...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-06-24
Type: Journal article
Source: Frontiers in plant science
DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00792
Access Rights: Open Access


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