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Author Persson, Jörgen ♦ Näsholm, Torgny
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Content type Text
Publisher Springer-Verlag
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2003
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Sociology & anthropology
Abstract The simultaneous uptake of 13 different amino acids by Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) was characterized and its regulation investigated after pre-treatments with a range of C and N metabolites. The uptake system exhibited a broad substrate specificity, acquiring all tested amino acids at similar uptake rates. Uptake of all tested amino acids by excised roots was linear over a time period of 150 min and exhibited pH-dependency, showing a peak at pH 4.0–5.0. Uptake was increased following pre-treatments with glucose and sucrose, while ammonium pre-treatments had a negative effect on amino acid acquisition. Pre-treatments with the important Krebs cycle intermediates oxaloacetate or 2-oxoglutarate did not result in altered amino acid uptake. It is speculated that the up-regulation of uptake may be due to an increased flow of glucose through a sensor mechanism, such as hexokinase. The regulation of transport by N and C suggests a function for amino acid uptake in the N nutrition of the plant, thus further highlighting the importance of organic nitrogen for plant N nutrition suggested by an increasing amount of research.
ISSN 00320935
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2003-02-11
Publisher Place Berlin/Heidelberg
e-ISSN 14322048
Journal Planta
Volume Number 217
Issue Number 2
Page Count 7
Starting Page 309
Ending Page 315


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