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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19(11), 3535; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms19113535

The Expected and Unexpected Roles of Nitrate Transporters in Plant Abiotic Stress Resistance and Their Regulation

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2,†
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1
State Key Laboratory of Crop Biology and College of Agronomy, Shandong Agricultural University, Taian 271018, Shandong, China
2
Southern Regional Collaborative Innovation Center for Grain and Oil Crops in China, College of Agronomy, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha 410128, Hunan, China
3
National Key Laboratory of Plant Molecular Genetics and CAS Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences, Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200031, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 22 October 2018 / Revised: 5 November 2018 / Accepted: 7 November 2018 / Published: 9 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ion Transporters and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants)
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Abstract

Nitrate transporters are primarily responsible for absorption of nitrate from soil and nitrate translocation among different parts of plants. They deliver nitrate to where it is needed. However, recent studies have revealed that nitrate transporters are extensively involved in coping with adverse environmental conditions besides limited nitrate/nitrogen availability. In this review, we describe the functions of the nitrate transporters related to abiotic stresses and their regulation. The expected and unexpected roles of nitrate transporters in plant abiotic stress resistance will also be discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: nitrate transporter; abiotic stress; SINAR; NPF; nitrogen use efficiency nitrate transporter; abiotic stress; SINAR; NPF; nitrogen use efficiency
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Zhang, G.-B.; Meng, S.; Gong, J.-M. The Expected and Unexpected Roles of Nitrate Transporters in Plant Abiotic Stress Resistance and Their Regulation. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19, 3535.

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