Nitrate signaling: Adaptation to fluctuating environments

Gabriel Krouk, Nigel M. Crawford, Gloria Coruzzi, Yi Fang Tsay

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Abstract

Nitrate (NO 3 -) is a key nutrient as well as a signaling molecule that impacts both metabolism and development of plants. Understanding the complexity of the regulatory networks that control nitrate uptake, metabolism, and associated responses has the potential to provide solutions that address the major issues of nitrate pollution and toxicity that threaten agricultural and ecological sustainability and human health. Recently, major advances have been made in cataloguing the nitrate transcriptome and in identifying key components that mediate nitrate signaling. In this perspective, we describe the genes involved in nitrate regulation and how they influence nitrate transport and assimilation, and we discuss the role of systems biology approaches in elucidating the gene networks involved in NO 3 - signaling adaptation to fluctuating environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)266-273
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Plant Biology
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2010

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nitrates
metabolism
environmental sustainability
transcriptome
plant development
human health
assimilation (physiology)
pollution
toxicity
uptake mechanisms
Biological Sciences
nutrients
genes

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Nitrate signaling : Adaptation to fluctuating environments. / Krouk, Gabriel; Crawford, Nigel M.; Coruzzi, Gloria; Tsay, Yi Fang.

In: Current Opinion in Plant Biology, Vol. 13, No. 3, 06.2010, p. 266-273.

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Krouk, Gabriel ; Crawford, Nigel M. ; Coruzzi, Gloria ; Tsay, Yi Fang. / Nitrate signaling : Adaptation to fluctuating environments. In: Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 2010 ; Vol. 13, No. 3. pp. 266-273.
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