In Bangladesh, one million out of a total nine million hectares of cultivable land are salinity affected, and the vulnerability is more profound during the dry season. Therefore, identifying novel sources of genetic variation for tolerance traits in rice is a suitable approach to cope up with this salinity crisis. Professor Dr. Zeba I. Seraj and her team at Plant Biotechnology Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka used rice landrace Horkuch in their study. Horkuch isendemic to the saline coastal area of Bangladesh. In the study Horkuch was used as the source of tolerance in reciprocal crosses with the sensitive but high-yielding IR29 variety for discovering transcriptional variation associated with salt tolerance in the resulting progenies. This study offers a resource for global analysis of gene expression patterns during an important developmental stage in salt tolerant and sensitive plants. As an open access article it is freely accessible to anyone and this publicly available gene atlas will be a beneficial resource for researchers querying gene expression patterns linked to salt tolerance and various biological processes. As part of the Springer Nature SharedIt initiative, a stable, shortened URL is now available for you to share full-text access to the paper by using the following link: http://rdcu.be/qZk7.