University of California

Genetic engineering of salinity-tolerant plants


Raymond C. Valentine

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Raymond C. Valentine is Professor, Plant Growth Laboratory, and Department of Agronomy and Range Science, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 38(10):36-37. DOI:10.3733/ca.v038n10p36. October 1984.

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Molecular techniques such as recombinant DNA technology may ultimately have their most significant effect on agriculture. Recent advances raise the possibility of the development of new plant germplasm through the introduction of any gene from any organism into plants. Several leading laboratories have achieved the transfer and expression of bacterial and foreign plant genes in plant cells. Increasing attention is now being paid to the use of recombinant DNA technology to isolate and transfer genes governing agriculturally important characteristics such as salinity and drought resistance.

Valentine R. 1984. Genetic engineering of salinity-tolerant plants. Hilgardia 38(10):36-37. DOI:10.3733/ca.v038n10p36
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