NOVELTY – Producing genetically modified plants involves producing a vector comprising 678 nucleobases (SEQ ID NO: 1), given in the specification. The vector is operably linked to a promoter and terminator which is functional in plants. The vector is then inserted in the genome of the plant cell, plant or plant parts. USE – Method for producing genetically modified plants for producing seeds, plant parts for the purpose asexual reproduction and progeny from plants of interest containing 50% identical sequence to (SEQ ID NO: 1) (all claimed). ADVANTAGE – The genetically modified plant provides tolerance to drought and salinity in tobacco and the cane genes provide resistance to abiotic stress.