Plant responses to drought, salinity and extreme temperatures: towards genetic engineering for stress tolerance

@article{Wang2003PlantRT,
  title={Plant responses to drought, salinity and extreme temperatures: towards genetic engineering for stress tolerance},
  author={Wangxia Wang and Basia Judith Vinocur and Arie Altman},
  journal={Planta},
  year={2003},
  volume={218},
  pages={1-14}
}
Abiotic stresses, such as drought, salinity, extreme temperatures, chemical toxicity and oxidative stress are serious threats to agriculture and the natural status of the environment. Increased salinization of arable land is expected to have devastating global effects, resulting in 30% land loss within the next 25 years, and up to 50% by the year 2050. Therefore, breeding for drought and salinity stress tolerance in crop plants (for food supply) and in forest trees (a central component of the… 

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