Special Issue "Uptake and Compartmentalisation of Mineral Nutrients in Plants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Interests: electrophysiology; nutrient uptake; cell ion homeostasis; bicarbonate transport
Mineral nutrients are essential for plant life. Terrestrial vascular plants take up mineral nutrients from the soil; they are transported to the xylem and carried to the leaves. There, mineral nutrients are absorbed into the mesophyll cells. In contrast, aquatic plants, including marine angiosperms, take up nutrients through the roots and directly through the leaves. Nutrients pathways from roots to leaves include uptake mechanisms with different affinities, cell compartmentalisation, ion exclusion, long-distance transport, and a secondary uptake and compartmentalisation in the destination cells. To accomplish this task, plants have evolved a vast arsenal of plasma and subcellular membrane transporters. This Special Issue aims to offer an updated perspective on the transport systems for some selected macro- and micronutrients and their regulatory mechanisms at the level of plasmalemma, tonoplast, and other organelle membranes, as well as on selective ion transport to the xylem. Nutrient uptake and compartmentalisation in marine angiosperms will also be taken into consideration.
Prof. Dr. José A. Fernández
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- mineral nutrients
- uptake mechanisms
- cell compartmentalisation
- ion exclusion
- terrestrial and marine plants