These authors contributed equally to this work.
Proteomics of aluminum tolerance in plants
Article first published online: 4 MAR 2014
© 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Special Issue: REVIEWS 2014
Volume 14, Issue 4-5, pages 566–578, March 2014
How to Cite
Zheng, L., Lan, P., Shen, R. F. and Li, W. F. (2014), Proteomics of aluminum tolerance in plants. Proteomics, 14: 566–578. doi: 10.1002/pmic.201300252
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- Issue published online: 4 MAR 2014
- Article first published online: 4 MAR 2014
- Accepted manuscript online: 12 DEC 2013 08:20PM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 19 NOV 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 18 NOV 2013
- Manuscript Received: 28 JUN 2013
- National Natural Science Foundation of China. Grant Numbers: 31370280, 41025005
- Chinese Academy of Sciences
- Al tolerance;
- Al toxicity;
- Plant proteomics
Aluminum (Al) toxicity is a major constraint for plant root development and growth as well as crop yield in acidic soils, which constitute approximately 40% of the potentially arable lands worldwide. The mechanisms of Al tolerance in plants are not well understood. As a whole systems approach, proteomic techniques have proven to be crucial as a complementary strategy to explore the mechanism in Al toxicity. Review here focuses on the potential of proteomics to unravel the common and plant species-specific changes at proteome level under Al stress, via comparative analysis of the Al-responsive proteins uncovered by recent proteomic studies using 2DE. Understanding the mechanisms of Al tolerance in plants is critical to generate Al resistance crops for developing sustainable agriculture practices, thereby contributing to food security worldwide.