Table 1

Stress responsive genes and their functions
Gene Function Reference
AtNHX1 (vacuolar Na+/H+ antiporter) Compartmentalization of the excessive Na+ into vacuole [28]
AtSOS1 (plasma membrane Na+/H+ antiporter) Na+ extrusion from cytosol to surrounding medium [29]
AtP5CS (delta-1-pyrroline-5-carboxylate synthase) Proline biosynthesis [30]
AtRD22 (responsive to dehydration) Drought stress responsive gene [31]
AtSOD1 (superoxide dismutase) Decomposition of superoxide into hydrogen peroxide [32]
AtCAT (catalase) Decomposition of hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen [33]

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