Transgenic salt-tolerant tomato plants accumulate salt in foliage but not in fruit

@article{Zhang2001TransgenicST,
  title={Transgenic salt-tolerant tomato plants accumulate salt in foliage but not in fruit},
  author={Hong-xia Zhang and E. Blumwald},
  journal={Nature Biotechnology},
  year={2001},
  volume={19},
  pages={765-768}
}
  • Hong-xia Zhang, E. Blumwald
  • Published 2001
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Biotechnology
  • Transgenic tomato plants overexpressing a vacuolar Na+/H+ antiport were able to grow, flower, and produce fruit in the presence of 200 mM sodium chloride. Although the leaves accumulated high sodium concentrations, the tomato fruit displayed very low sodium content. Contrary to the notion that multiple traits introduced by breeding into crop plants are needed to obtain salt-tolerant plants, the modification of a single trait significantly improved the salinity tolerance of this crop plant… CONTINUE READING
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