SOS1 and halophytism.
Much is already known about the function and functioning of the three genes that make up the SOS (Salt-Overly-Sensitive) pathway in plants, but recent studies indicate that the linkage between external increases in salinity and stress protection provided by genes SOS1, SOS2 and SOS3 is more complex than previously appreciated. It has recently been shown that the engineered reduced expression of the sodium/proton antiporter SOS1 affected several pathways indicating a role for SOS1 that exceeds its known function as an antiporter. Interference with expression of SOS1, characterized as a sodium/proton antiporter in the halophyte Thellungiella salsuginea converted Thellungiella into an essentially glycophytic species.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Plant signaling & behavior
Oh, D., Zahir, A., Yun, D., Bressan, R., & Bohnert, H. (2009). SOS1 and halophytism.. Plant signaling & behavior, 4 (11), 1081-1083. https://doi.org/10.4161/psb.4.11.9786