Special Issue "Nitrogen Transport and Assimilation in Plants"
A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2016).
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Nitrogen (N) is an essential element found in most macromolecules and many secondary compounds, including proteins, nucleic acids, cell wall components, hormones and vitamins. Plants and fungi are the only eukaryotic organisms able to assimilate inorganic N. Aside from legumes, which can fix atmospheric N, plants use mainly nitrate in aerobic soils and ammonium in flooded wetland or acidic soils. Uptake of amino acids and peptides is of interest under specific conditions, but seems to be minor in agricultural systems. The utilization of these compounds by plants involves uptake, assimilation, translocation, recycling and remobilization. These steps need to be coordinately regulated and tightly integrated with other metabolic processes during development and in response to the environment.
This Special Issue intends to bring together the current research findings on the various steps that contribute to an efficient use of nitrogen in the plant.
Submissions could consist of research in topics including, but not limited to:
- Transport (uptake and translocation) of N containing molecules (NH4, NO3, peptides, urea, amino acids)
- Metabolic processes involved in N assimilation
- Metabolic processes involved in N mobilization
- Regulation of N assimilation
- Integration of N metabolism with the environment
Dr. Bertrand Hirel
Manuscript Submission Information
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- plants and fungi
- nitrogen transport
- nitrogen assimilation
- nitrogen translocation, recycling and remobilization
- nitrogen use efficiency