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Table 5 Summary of the potential gene families influencing salinity adaptation

From: Whole genome sequencing and comparative transcriptome analysis of a novel seawater adapted, salt-resistant rice cultivar – sea rice 86

Gene family Fraction of total members differentially expressed in SW vs. FW Enriched in SW Previously associated with abiotic stress adaptation
Pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) 36/477 36 (100%) Arabadopsis thaliana [42, 43]
Peroxidase 51/160 44 (86%) Solano lycopersicum [44], Setaria italica [45]
Dirigent 5/49 4 (80%) Saccharum officinarum [47]
Multi-antimicrobial extrusion (MATE) 16/56 4 (25%) Arabadopsis thaliana [48]
Glutathione S-transferase (GST) 37/95 6 (16%) Arabadopsis thaliana [50], Solano lycopersicum [51]
NB-ARC domain containing 27/85 25 (93%) Not reported
NBS-LRR disease resistance 17/111 17 (100%) Oryza sativa [53]
Kinesin motor domain containing 31/43 31 (100%) Arabadopsis thaliana [55]