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Recent Progress in Plant Nutrition Research: Cross-Talk Between Nutrients, Plant Physiology and Soil Microorganisms
- Ohkama-Ohtsu, Naoko, Wasaki, Jun
- Plant & cell physiology 2010 v.51 no.8 pp. 1255-1264
- biochemical pathways, mineral content, mineral soils, nutrient uptake, nutrients, nutrition research, plant exudates, plant hormones, plant nutrition, plant physiology, soil microorganisms
- Mineral nutrients taken up from the soil become incorporated into a variety of important compounds with structural and physiological roles in plants. We summarize how plant nutrients are linked to many metabolic pathways, plant hormones and other biological processes. We also focus on nutrient uptake, describing plant-microbe interactions, plant exudates, root architecture, transporters and their applications. Plants need to survive in soils with mineral concentrations that vary widely. Describing the relationships between nutrients and biological processes will enable us to understand the molecular basis for signaling, physiological damage and responses to mineral stresses.