TABLE 1

Selection of Arabidopsis mutants displaying salt-tolerant germination

Genetic backgroundMutagenMutagenized linesScreened seeds (generation)Putative mutantsViable mutants
ObtainedStudied in this work
LerEMSa12,000100,000 (M2)6551 (sañ3-1)
LerFast neutronsa2,50020,000 (M2)2521 (sañ1-4)
Ws-2T-DNAb6,480130,000 (T3)49129 (sañ1-1a to sañ 1-1g, sañ2, and sañ4-2)
ColFast neutronsa45,452363,000 (M2)439346(sañ1-2, sañ1-3, sañ3-2, sañ4-1a, sañ4-1b, and sañ5)
LerMaize Ac/Ds systemc62,500 (F5)000
Total66,432675,5005785317
  • a Mutagenesis performed by Lehle seeds.

  • b Mutagenesis performed in the laboratory of K. Feldmann (Feldmann and Marks 1987).

  • c Mutagenesis performed in the laboratory of C. Dean (Bancroft et al. 1992).