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Advances in Plant Ammonium Nutrient Research

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Agricultural Science and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2023) | Viewed by 1072

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State Key Laboratory of Soil and Sustainable Agriculture, Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No.71 East Beijing Road, Nanjing 210008, China
Interests: auxins; gene expression; molecular cloning; gene regulation; transcription factors; protein–protein interaction
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Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to contribute to the Special Issue on "Advances in plant ammonium nutrient research".

Ammonium (NH4+) is one of the main sources of nitrogen in soils, but is usually already toxic at moderate concentrations, especially when used as the sole or main source of nitrogen. Therefore, it is necessary to gain insight into how plants respond to ammonium nutrition and how NH4+ nutrition interacts with environmental factors.

This Special Issue will mainly focus on the following two aspects:

  • (i) Previous studies have shown that phytohormones (e.g., auxin, gibberellin, etc.), pH, potassium (K+), iron (Fe2+) and nitrate (NO3-) are all involved in regulating plant tolerance to NH4+. How to better improve plant tolerance to NH4+ nutrition and hence plant nitrogen availability has been an issue of concern; thus, this Special Issue focuses on recent advances in plant response (or tolerance) to NH4+ nutrition.
  • (ii) Many links between NH4+ nutrition and environmental factors (e.g., CO2 concentration and cadmium toxicity) have been reported; therefore, we also focus on the interactions between different environmental factors and NH4+ nutrition.

In this Special Issue, we aim to report recent advances in plant responses to NH4+ nutrition. We welcome both original papers and review papers.

Dr. Dong-Wei Di
Guest Editor

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  • ammonium nutrition
  • ammonium toxicity
  • ammonium tolerance
  • interactions with environmental factors

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4 pages, 195 KiB  
New Molecular Mechanisms of Plant Response to Ammonium Nutrition
by Dong-Wei Di
Appl. Sci. 2023, 13(20), 11570; - 23 Oct 2023
Cited by 1 | Viewed by 770
Ammonium (NH4+) and nitrate (NO3) are two major inorganic nitrogen (N) forms for plants [...] Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Plant Ammonium Nutrient Research)
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