Genetically engineered tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) with the ability to synthesize glycinebetaine was generated by introducing the codA gene encoding choline oxidase from Arthrobacter globiformis. Integration of the codA gene in transgenic tomato plants was verified by PCR analysis and DNA blot hybridization. Transgenic expression of gene was verified by RT-PCR analysis and RNA blot hybridization. The codA-transgenic plants showed higher tolerance to salt stress during seed germination, and subsequent growth of young seedlings than wild-type plants.

The utilization of the post consumer paper product in the production of new paper products is increasing all over the world in recent years. The use of enzymes in ecofriendly deinking of the recovered paper is one of the potential enzymatic application in the pulp and paper industry.