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Molecular Regulation of Nitrate Responses in Plants

by Lufei Zhao 1,2,†, Fei Liu 1,†, Nigel M. Crawford 3 and Yong Wang 1,*
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State Key Laboratory of Crop Biology, College of Life Sciences, Shandong Agricultural University, Tai’an 271018, China
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College of Agronomy, Liaocheng University, Liaocheng 252059, China
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Section of Cell and Developmental Biology, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0116, USA
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19(7), 2039; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms19072039
Received: 9 June 2018 / Revised: 9 July 2018 / Accepted: 10 July 2018 / Published: 13 July 2018
Nitrogen is an essential macronutrient that affects plant growth and development. Improving the nitrogen use efficiency of crops is of great importance for the economic and environmental sustainability of agriculture. Nitrate (NO3) is a major form of nitrogen absorbed by most crops and also serves as a vital signaling molecule. Research has identified key molecular components in nitrate signaling mainly by employing forward and reverse genetics as well as systems biology. In this review, we focus on advances in the characterization of genes involved in primary nitrate responses as well as the long-term effects of nitrate, especially in terms of how nitrate regulates root development. View Full-Text
Keywords: Arabidopsis; primary nitrate response; long-term nitrate response; nitrate regulation; root development Arabidopsis; primary nitrate response; long-term nitrate response; nitrate regulation; root development
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Zhao, L.; Liu, F.; Crawford, N.M.; Wang, Y. Molecular Regulation of Nitrate Responses in Plants. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19, 2039.

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