Ectopic overexpression of a mungbean vacuolar Na+/H+ antiporter gene (VrNHX1) leads to increased salinity stress tolerance in transgenic Vigna unguiculata L. Walp

@article{Mishra2014EctopicOO,
  title={Ectopic overexpression of a mungbean vacuolar Na+/H+ antiporter gene (VrNHX1) leads to increased salinity stress tolerance in transgenic Vigna unguiculata L. Walp},
  author={Sagarika Mishra and Ratikanta Behura and Jay Prakash Awasthi and Mohitosh Dey and Debeeprasad Sahoo and Sudipta Shekhar Das Bhowmik and Sanjib K. Panda and Lingaraj Sahoo},
  journal={Molecular Breeding},
  year={2014},
  volume={34},
  pages={1345-1359}
}
Salinity is a major threat to sustainable agriculture worldwide. Plant NHX exchangers play an important role in conferring salt tolerance under salinity stress. In this study, a vacuolar Na+/H+ antiporter gene VrNHX1 (Genbank Accession No. JN656211.1) from mungbean (Vigna radiata) was introduced into cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) by the Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation method. Polymerase chain reaction and Southern blot hybridization confirmed the stable integration of VrNHX1 into… CONTINUE READING