Nitrate Contra Auxin: Nutrient Sensing by roots Review Article

Author(s): Beeckman, Tom; Friml, Jiří
Title: Nitrate Contra Auxin: Nutrient Sensing by roots
Abstract: In a new study published in this issue of Developmental Cell, Krouk et al. reveal a surprising mechanism by which plant root systems adapt their architecture for soil exploitation. The dual transporter NRT1.1 uses both nitrate and the plant hormone auxin as substrates, enabling soil nitrate availability to regulate auxin-driven lateral root development.
Publication Title: Developmental Cell
Volume: 18
Issue 6
ISBN: 1534-5807
Publisher: Cell Press  
Date Published: 2010-06-15
Start Page: 877
End Page: 878
DOI: 10.1016/j.devcel.2010.05.020
Open access: no