Navigation Links
Salt-tolerant gene found in simple plant nothing to sneeze at
Date:4/7/2008

Whether a plant withers unproductively or thrives in salty conditions may now be better understood by biologists.

The cellular mechanism that controls salt tolerance has been found in the arabidopsis plant by a Texas AgriLife Research scientist collaborating with an international team.

Complex-N-glycan, a carbohydrate linked to a protein in plant cells, was previously thought to have no helpful function for plant growth and to cause certain allergies in humans, according to Dr. Hisashi Koiwa, lead author of the study in this weeks Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

This gene has been considered non-essential or even a nuisance, Koiwa said. People thought it was an allergen and couldnt find anything good it was doing in plants. So, it was thought of as not necessary for the growth or development of a plant.

However, the team discovered that this carbohydrate may, in fact, be responsible for a plants ability to contend with salt water.

The teams finding significantly clarifies the role of the gene and could lead to the development of food crops and other plants capable of producing well in areas with salty water, according to the science academys journal reviewers.

Almost one-third of nations irrigated land and half of the worlds land is salt-affected, according to the U.S. Agriculture Departments Agriculture Research Service. Salt left in the soil after the water evaporates, the research service notes, means plants dont grow as well and, therefore, yield less.

The study used arabidopsis, a plant commonly used in labs because it grows quickly and has a relatively simple, well-known genome.

The researchers applied salt to the growing plants and then examined sick plants, or those that appeared salt sensitive.

We had to study the diseased status of the plant to understand its health, Koiwa said. We looked for sick plants in the lab to find out why they were that way.v
'/>"/>

Contact: Kathleen Phillips
ka-phillips@tamu.edu
979-845-2872
Texas A&M University - Agricultural Communications
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Small desert beetle found to engineer ecosystems
2. Additional evidence of wolverine found in the Tahoe National Forest
3. Improved foam for varicose veins found to be safe in preliminary results from phase II trial
4. National Lung Cancer Partnership and LUNGevity Foundation
5. Sand dollar larvae use cloning to make change, confound predators
6. UTSA receives $822,000 from Kleberg Foundation to enhance scientific research
7. Effective ADHD treatment found for children with fragile X syndrome
8. Mummy lice found in Peru may give new clues about human migration
9. Cummings School receives Rockefeller Foundation grant
10. Helios Education Foundation invests $6.5 million
11. Elusive pancreatic stem cells found in adult mice
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/18/2014)... The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) today confirmed that seven officials ... least seven more will participate in the upcoming 2014 PDA ... Washington D.C. , Dec. 2-4. ... the regulatory agencies in the United States ... to help advance the use of metrics in the regulatory ...
(Date:11/10/2014)... Laundry detergent pods began appearing on U.S. store shelves ... growing numbers ever since. The small packets can be ... measure out a liquid or powder. The convenience, though, ... new study from researchers at Nationwide Children,s Hospital found ... received reports of 17,230 children younger than 6 years ...
(Date:11/6/2014)... occur because of metastasis, yet progress in preventing ... , "It,s been particularly challenging to design drugs ... fellow in systems biology at Harvard Medical School. ... after they,ve already metastasized." , Gujral and colleagues ... help researchers better understand how metastasis begins. Their ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):FDA's Janet Woodcock, EMA's Emer Cooke Headline PDA Quality Metrics Conference 2Study finds laundry detergent pods, serious poisoning risk for children 2Migration negation 2Migration negation 3
... 18, 2007 UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found ... often excludes a group of obese patients at risk of ... issue of the journal Surgery for Obesity and Related ... relationship between body mass index (BMI) and cardiovascular disease as ...
... VA (Dec. 17, 2007) New research from the University ... 1 myotonic muscular dystrophy (DM1), a well known heart ... form of muscular dystrophy in adults and affects approximately 40,000 ... is a biomarker for heart stem cells. It is ...
... pollution, like catching criminals, requires evidence and witnesses; but ... enough detectors is easier said than done. ... policy specialists at Arizona State University may soon change ... they have developed a new way to close the ...
Cached Biology News:BMI criteria for obesity surgery should be lowered, UT Southwestern researcher suggests 2UVA reports surprising findings related to myotonic muscular dystrophy 2ASU researchers use NASA satellites to improve pollution modeling 2
(Date:11/21/2014)... 2014 The science of light and ... with more than 200 primary students in a traveling ... University of Otago Physics Department and funded by an ... members of the university’s OSA/SPIE Student Chapter visited six ... giving children from small, rural schools hands-on lessons in ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... 20, 2014 The report, ... Oligos, Enzymes, Cloning kits), Technology (Bioinformatics, Nanotechnology, ... Pharmaceuticals, Biomaterials, Bioremediation) - Global Forecast to ... drivers, threats, opportunities, and challenges. , Browse ... spread through 185 pages and in-depth TOC ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... 21, 2014 2014 Deep Research ... is a professional and in-depth research report on ... information, like its definition, classification, application, and ... This report covers the international market analysis, including ... as the US, Europe, Asia, China, Japan etc. ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... DIEGO , Nov. 20, 2014  Cytori Therapeutics (NASDAQ: ... Marc Hedrick , M.D. will present live at VirtualInvestorConferences.com on ... 2014 TIME:    11:15 am PT / 2:15 pm ... URL into your browser,s address bar: http://bit.ly/1B2KGaL ... and receive event updates. This will be ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Optics and photonics outreach programs share science, spark fascination with light 2Optics and photonics outreach programs share science, spark fascination with light 3Synthetic Biology Market Expected to Reach $5,630.4 Million in 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Synthetic Biology Market Expected to Reach $5,630.4 Million in 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Synthetic Biology Market Expected to Reach $5,630.4 Million in 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Sodium Ferrocyanide Market: Analysis for Global & China Regions Development Trends Available at DeepResearchReports.com 2Sodium Ferrocyanide Market: Analysis for Global & China Regions Development Trends Available at DeepResearchReports.com 3Cytori Therapeutics to Provide Corporate Update and Investor Presentation on December 4 through a Live, Interactive Webcast 2Cytori Therapeutics to Provide Corporate Update and Investor Presentation on December 4 through a Live, Interactive Webcast 3Cytori Therapeutics to Provide Corporate Update and Investor Presentation on December 4 through a Live, Interactive Webcast 4
... Madison, Wis . - Every surgical operation requires proper ... complications, and a Madison start-up business has received a ... products. , , Nerites Corp ., which develops tissue ... has received a $100,000 Small Business Innovation Research ...
... initiatives continue to experience high rates of failure. As ... as a valued partner. The result stifles innovation, growth, ... to IT requires shedding the flawed processes of yesterday, ... and business by promising incremental delivery of functional software. ...
... of transforming more health research into clinical practice, the ... research entity - the Institute for Clinical and Translational ... four UW-Madison health sciences schools: Medicine and Public Health, ... the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, the research arm of ...
Cached Biology Technology:Agile Revolution: A new era of software delivery 2Agile Revolution: A new era of software delivery 3Agile Revolution: A new era of software delivery 4
HNF-1 Purified Anti-Mouse, Anti-Rat, Anti-Rabbit, Anti-Human clone 2, Isotype Mouse IgG 1 , 50 µg Consult technical datasheet for details....
... Immunogen KLH-conjugated, ... acids 54-75 (RRGPHRNPG-PGDDDGQRSRSSS) of mouse ... mapped to amino acids 62-75. ... Routinely evaluated by immunoblot. ...
EDG-1 Western blot control Source: Cell Lysate Application: Western Blotting Control...
Complete cell culture media with cytokines...
Biology Products: