Learning from evolution: Thellungiella generates new knowledge on essential and critical components of abiotic stress tolerance in plants.

  title={Learning from evolution: Thellungiella generates new knowledge on essential and critical components of abiotic stress tolerance in plants.},
  author={Anna Amtmann},
  journal={Molecular plant},
  volume={2 1},
Thellungiella salsuginea (halophila) is a close relative of Arabidopsis thaliana but, unlike A. thaliana, it grows well in extreme conditions of cold, salt, and drought as well as nitrogen limitation. Over the last decade, many laboratories have started to use Thellungiella to investigate the physiological, metabolic, and molecular mechanisms of abiotic stress tolerance in plants, and new knowledge has been gained in particular with respect to ion transport and gene expression. The advantage of… 

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