22. Transporters and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants

  1. Dr. Narendra Tuteja3,4,
  2. Dr. Sarvajeet Singh Gill3,5,
  3. Prof. Antonio F. Tiburcio6 and
  4. Dr. Renu Tuteja3
  1. Vandna Rai1,
  2. Narendra Tuteja3,4 and
  3. Teruhiro Takabe2

Published Online: 30 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9783527632930.ch22

Improving Crop Resistance to Abiotic Stress, Volume 1 & Volume 2

Improving Crop Resistance to Abiotic Stress, Volume 1 & Volume 2

How to Cite

Rai, V., Tuteja, N. and Takabe, T. (2012) Transporters and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants, in Improving Crop Resistance to Abiotic Stress, Volume 1 & Volume 2 (eds N. Tuteja, S. S. Gill, A. F. Tiburcio and R. Tuteja), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527632930.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 3

    International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Plant Molecular Biology Group, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110 067, India

  2. 4

    MD University, Centre for Biotechnology, Rohtak 124 001, Haryana, India

  3. 5

    Aligarh Muslim University, Department of Botany, Aligarh 202 002, Uttar Pradesh, India

  4. 6

    Universitat de Barcelona, Unitat de Fisiologia Vegetal, Facultat de Farmàcia, Av. Joan XXIII, S/N, 08028 Barcelona, Spain

Author Information

  1. 1

    Directorate of Rice Research (Indian, Council of Agricultural Research), Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500 030, India

  2. 2

    Research Institute of Meijo University Tenpaku-ku, Nagoya 468-8502, Japan

  3. 3

    International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Plant Molecular Biology Group, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110 067, India

  4. 4

    MD University, Centre for Biotechnology, Rohtak 124 001, Haryana, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527328406

Online ISBN: 9783527632930

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Keywords:

  • abiotic stress tolerance;
  • arabidopsis;
  • rice;
  • salinity;
  • sucrose;
  • transporters

Summary

Salt and drought are important factors in reducing the crop yields. Transporters play significant roles for stress tolerance in plants. After completion of gene sequencing of rice and Arabidopsis, rapid progresses in plant transporters have been made. Here, recent progresses in the plant transporters such as NHX, HKT, sucrose transporters and amino acid transporters for abiotic stress tolerance are discussed. Recently, whole-genome expression profiling has been done to get the information on the roles of transporters under drought and salt stress conditions. Salt- and/or drought-tolerant and sensitive rice varieties, as well as expression profiling for Arabidopsis transporters, were used to obtain the important genes for salt/drought stresses. Recent progress on these approaches has also been discussed.