Nitrate reductase and its role in nitrate assimilation in plants

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Nitrate reductase (EC 1.6.6.1) is an enzyme found in most higher plants and appears to be a key regulator of nitrate assimilation as a result of enzyme induction by nitrate. The biochemistry of nitrate reductase has been elucidated to a great extent and the role that nitrate reductase plays in regulation of nitrate assimilation is becoming understood.

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