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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Soil salinity refers to a high concentration of salts in the landscape, mainly common salt or sodium chloride (NaCl), which has a negative impact on soil and water quality... A related protein in the test plant Arabidopsis, AtNHX1, has a very well-characterised role in salt tolerance... A deeper understanding of the mechanisms underlying this salt tolerance will be critical to the use of NHX proteins in producing transgenic salt-tolerant crop species...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
While the role of AtNHX5 and AtNHX6 in salt tolerance is not so clear, recent work in the Gendall laboratory at La Trobe University has indicated that AtNHX5 and AtNHX6 may be involved in salt tolerance of plant cells... As part of the investigation, I have discovered that the nhx5 nhx6 double mutant has a defect in the accumulation of normal storage proteins in seeds... Future work on the project will include an analysis of the storage protein content of seeds in which AtNHX5 or AtNHX6 are over-expressed, as well as an investigation of the stability of these storage proteins over time...
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