PerspectivePlant Biology

Taking Transgenic Plants with a Pinch of Salt

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Science  20 Aug 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5431, pp. 1222-1223
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5431.1222

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Making plants resistant to salty environments would be a boon for developing countries where poor land management has rendered large areas of arable land unfit for crop production. In a Perspective, Frommer and colleagues discuss how genetic engineering can be used to confer salt tolerance on plants ( see Apse et al.) and explore the implications of this feat for improving crop production in developing countries.