Developing Salt Tolerance in Brassica napus (Canola)

World population is increasing exponentially and to feed this growing population is the biggest challenge for farmers and scientific community. It is estimated that 20% of world’s cultivable land is affected by salinity. In Canada alone about 10 million acres of Canadian prairies are affected by salinity. Among the previously characterized salt-tolerance genes, NHX1 and SOS1 are the best candidates which are capable of alleviating cellular toxicity against salinity.