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Salinity tolerance of wild turf grasses


We are working on analysis of salinity tolerance mechanisms of wild turf grasses and their application for salinity tolerant plant breeding


Sporobolus virginicus is tolerant to 1.5 M NaCl and maintain high K+ concentration under saline condition.
See 'AoB PLANTS6: plu041'
Transcriptional analysis revealed Sporobolus virginicus-specific TFs.
See 'Front. Plant Sci. 6:Article 241'
Development of SSR markers of Sporobolus virginicus and their application to multiple grass species.
See 'Euphytica 213:56'

Photo shows enhanced root growth of the transformants compared with WT on 0.1 mM K medium (Unpublished data).

* We are seeking graduate (master course) students to study potassium transporters from turf grasses.