10. Transporters Involved in Nitrogen Uptake and Movement

  1. Malcolm J. Hawkesford and
  2. Peter Barraclough
  1. Anthony J. Miller1 and
  2. Nick Chapman2

Published Online: 13 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470960707.ch10

The Molecular and Physiological Basis of Nutrient Use Efficiency in Crops

The Molecular and Physiological Basis of Nutrient Use Efficiency in Crops

How to Cite

Miller, A. J. and Chapman, N. (2011) Transporters Involved in Nitrogen Uptake and Movement, in The Molecular and Physiological Basis of Nutrient Use Efficiency in Crops (eds M. J. Hawkesford and P. Barraclough), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470960707.ch10

Editor Information

  1. Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Disease and Stress Biology, John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich, UK

  2. 2

    Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 19 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813819921

Online ISBN: 9780470960707

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Keywords:

  • transporters, in nitrogen uptake - and movement;
  • families of nitrogen (N) transporters - in model plant, Arabidopsis;
  • ammonium uptake, by ammonium transporters (AMTs) - and amino acids;
  • peptide transporter activity - yeast transporter, and plant knockout mutants;
  • vacuolar nitrate transport - nitrate storage in vacuole, osmotic balance;
  • vacuolar ammonia transport – Aquaporins, in ammonia transport;
  • amino acid transporters - organic nitrogen molecules, soil source for plants;
  • transport systems, nitrate and ammonium - in Arabidopsis, gene knockout use;
  • PCR primer design, conserved parts of genes - homologs, in other species;
  • nitrogen uptake pattern - in plants, nutrient-poor soils and uptake efficiency strategies

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • Introduction

  • High- and low-affinity NO3-transport systems

  • Molecular regulation of nitrate transporters

  • Vacuolar nitrate transport

  • Nitrate efflux

  • Ammonium transporters

  • Plastid transport

  • Amino acid transporters

  • Conclusions and future prospects

  • Acknowledgments

  • References