Strategies for Iron Mobilization and Uptake in Plant Roots(Minireview, Field Science Center, Environmental Crop Science)
Despite of its abundance in soil, iron (Fe) is still one of the most common nutrients limiting plant growth and development because it exists mostly in low-soluble form that is hardly available for plants. Therefore, plants have evolved two distinct uptake strategies, the reduction (Strategy I) mechanism and the chelation (Strategy II) mechanism. This paper reviews some recent studies in regard to both strategies that are important for iron acquisition, mobilization and uptake in plant roots. These key processes are believed to be relevant for the supply of Fe to plants as well as for supplying human nutritional needs.
- Tohoku journal of agricultural research
Tohoku journal of agricultural research 56 (3/4), 21-35, 2006-03-31
Faculty of Agriculture, Tohoku University