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Vol. 6, 03 August 2023

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Epigenetic regulation in plant salt stress response

Hanyu Xiong * 1
1 Chengdu Jinjiang Jiaxiang Foreign Languages High School

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Theoretical and Natural Science, Vol. 6, 387-393
Published 03 August 2023. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Citation Hanyu Xiong. Epigenetic regulation in plant salt stress response. TNS (2023) Vol. 6: 387-393. DOI: 10.54254/2753-8818/6/20230296.


As sessile organisms, plants have evolved sophisticated regulatory systems because they must respond to a variety of environmental stimuli. Salt stress, in particular, affects the growth of crop plants and limits crop yield in many saline regions around the world. Therefore, developing salt-tolerant crop cultivars has great significance in global food security. Epigenetic regulation, which contributes to phenotype plasticity without altering the genotype, have important roles in how plant respond to salt stress. Moreover, the heritable nature of epigenetic modifications makes it possible to maintain the information and pass it down to the next generation as stress memory, thus enables the plant and its progeny to cope with recuring stress more efficiently. This paper provides an overview of major achievements in this field by analyzing previous studies, and concludes that major epigenetic regulatory pathways, including histone modifications, DNA modifications and small RNAs, are essential in plant salt stress response, and further insights into these mechanisms are of great value.


epigenetics, salt stress, histone modification, DNA methylation, small RNAs


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