Improvement of salinity stress tolerance in rice: Challenges and opportunities

Thi My Linh Hoang, Thach Ngoc Tran, Thuy Kieu Tien Nguyen, Brett Williams, Penelope Wurm, Sean Bellairs, Sagadevan Mundree

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    Abstract

    Rice (Oryza sativa L) is an important staple crop that feeds more than one half of the world's population and is the model system for monocotyledonous plants. However, rice is very sensitive to salinity and is the most salt sensitive cereal crop with a threshold of 3 dSm-1 for most cultivated varieties. Despite many attempts using different strategies to improve salinity tolerance in rice, the achievements so far are quite modest. This review aims to discuss challenges that hinder the improvement of salinity stress tolerance in rice as well as potential opportunities for enhancing salinity stress tolerance in this important crop.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number54
    Pages (from-to)1-23
    Number of pages23
    JournalAgronomy
    Volume6
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016

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    Hoang, T. M. L., Tran, T. N., Nguyen, T. K. T., Williams, B., Wurm, P., Bellairs, S., & Mundree, S. (2016). Improvement of salinity stress tolerance in rice: Challenges and opportunities. Agronomy, 6(4), 1-23. [54]. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy6040054