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Adaptation Mechanism of Salt Excluders under Saline Conditions and Its Applications

by Min Chen 1,*,†, Zhen Yang 2,†, Jing Liu 1, Tingting Zhu 1, Xiaocen Wei 1, Hai Fan 1 and Baoshan Wang 1,*
1
Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Plant Stress Research, College of Life Science, Shandong Normal University, Jinan 250014, Shandong, China
2
Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Microbial Engineering, School of Biologic Engineering, Qilu University of Technology (Shandong Academy of Sciences), Jinan 250300, Shandong, China
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19(11), 3668; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms19113668
Received: 25 October 2018 / Revised: 14 November 2018 / Accepted: 15 November 2018 / Published: 20 November 2018
Global soil salinization is increasingly a serious threat to agriculture worldwide. Therefore, it is imperative to improve crop salt tolerance as a means of adaptation to saline habitats. Some halophytes and most monocotyledonous crops are salt-excluders. Understanding the regulatory mechanisms of salt exclusion at the molecular level in salt-exclusion plants is critical for improving the salt tolerance of monocotyledonous crops such as maize, wheat, rice, and sorghum. In this review, we summarize recent research into salt-exclusion mechanisms and the genes that underlie them. Findings related to salt exclusion may accelerate the process of breeding tolerant cultivars by using genomic and molecular tools. View Full-Text
Keywords: salt-excluders; molecular mechanism; salt exclusion; soil salinization salt-excluders; molecular mechanism; salt exclusion; soil salinization
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Chen, M.; Yang, Z.; Liu, J.; Zhu, T.; Wei, X.; Fan, H.; Wang, B. Adaptation Mechanism of Salt Excluders under Saline Conditions and Its Applications. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19, 3668.

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