Submitted to: Trends in Plant Science
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/26/2003
Publication Date: 5/15/2003
Citation: WARD, J.M., HIRSCHI, K. PLANTS PASS THE SALT. TRENDS IN PLANT SCIENCE. 2003. v. 8. p. 200-201. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: 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.