Stress protection of transgenic tobacco by production of the osmolyte mannitol.

@article{Tarczynski1993StressPO,
  title={Stress protection of transgenic tobacco by production of the osmolyte mannitol.},
  author={Mitchell C. Tarczynski and Richard G. Jensen and Hans J. Bohnert},
  journal={Science},
  year={1993},
  volume={259 5094},
  pages={508-10}
}
The accumulation of sugar alcohols and other low molecular weight metabolites such as proline and glycine-betaine is a widespread response that may protect against environmental stress that occurs in a diverse range of organisms. Transgenic tobacco plants that synthesize and accumulate the sugar alcohol mannitol were engineered by introduction of a bacterial gene that encodes mannitol 1 -phosphate dehydrogenase. Growth of plants from control and mannitol-containing lines in the absence and… CONTINUE READING

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