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Regulation of Potassium Transport in Leaves: from Molecular to Tissue Level


Shabala, SN, Regulation of Potassium Transport in Leaves: from Molecular to Tissue Level, Annals of Botany, 92, (5) pp. 627-634. ISSN 0305-7364 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1093/aob/mcg191


Over millions of years, plants have evolved a sophisticated network of K+ transport systems. This Botanical Briefing provides an overview of K+ transporters in various leaf tissues (epidermis, mesophyll, guard cells and vascular system) at both the cellular and organelle levels. Despite the tremendous progress in our knowledge of genes encoding K+ transport systems in plants, understanding has not developed of coordinated functioning and operation of these genes or proteins in the context of whole plant physiology and plant-environment interaction. This Botanical Briefing is aimed at filling that gap by analysing electrophysiological and molecular evidence for mechanisms coordinating K+ transport between various leaf cells and tissues in changing environments. © 2003 Annals of Botany Company.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant biology
Research Field:Plant physiology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Shabala, SN (Professor Sergey Shabala)
ID Code:26878
Year Published:2003
Web of Science® Times Cited:127
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2003-08-01
Last Modified:2004-04-21

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