We thank the many students and collaborators over many years, too numerous to list, whose dedicated
work supported conclusions that we were able to summarize. Especially, we thank Albino Maggio,
Federika Consiglio, and Jae Cheol Jeong for contributions to this chapter. We also thank the many
colleagues whose critique and discussion we have taken to heart and enjoyed, while we could not cite
all the literature that the salt stress community has accumulated. Work in our laboratories has been
supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, the US Department of Agriculture (NRI), the US Department
of Energy (Biological Energy Program), and in several programs—in particular the Plant Genome
Program (DBI9813360 and DBI022905)—by the US National Science Foundation.