Improved salt tolerance of transgenic tobacco expressing apoplastic yeast-derived invertase.


We investigated the salt tolerance of transgenic tobacco, in which yeast invertase is expressed in the apoplastic (Apo-Inv) spaces. Whereas photosynthetic activities in wild-type tobacco in light were inhibited under salt stress, transgenic Apo-Inv tobacco maintained constant photosynthetic activities. The physical appearance of plants under salt stress… (More)