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Table 1 Examples of attempts to improve plant resistance to abiotic stress by manipulation of AQP expression

From: Regulation of aquaporins in plants under stress

Aquaporin gene isoform Aquaporin over expressing plant Promoter Stress condition Response References
VfPIP1 Arabidopsis thaliana 35S Drought (soil drying by withholding water) Resistance [92]
AtPIP1;b Nicotiana tabacum 35S Salinity (90 mM NaCl, 40 days) Sensitive [14]
VvPIP2;4 N Vitis vinifera 35S Water stress (soil drying by withholding water, 14 days) Sensitive [100]
StPIP1 Nicotiana tabacum 35S
Water stress (25% PEG 6000) Sensitive [99]
RWC3 Oryza sativa SWPA2 Water stress (PEG treatment, 10 h) Resistance [94]
OsPIP1;1 Oryza sativa 35S Salinity (100 mM NaCl, 14 days) Resistance [95]
SlTIP2;2 Solanum lycopersicum EVO205
Salinity (180–200 mM NaCl) Resistance [93]
HvPIP2;1 Oryza sativa 35S Salinity (100 mM NaCl, 2 weeks) Sensitive [88]
TdPIP1;1 Nicotiana tabacum Salinity (250 mM NaCl, 30 days)
Water stress (300 mM mannitol, 30 days)
BnPIP1 Nicotiana tabacum 35S Drought (stop irrigation, 20% PEG8000) Resistance [88]
TaAQP7 Nicotiana tabacum 35S Drought (water deprivation, 20 days)
Osmotic stress (150–300 mM mannitol, 7–12 days)
AtPIP1;4, AtPIP2;5 Arabidopsis thaliana, Nicotiana tabacum 35S Water stress (100–400 mM mannitol 12–24 h, withholding water 15 days)
Salinity (50 mM NaCl 14 days)
Cold (10 °C, 24 h)
No effect [97]