, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 113-120
Date: 10 Mar 2006

Expression and transcriptional regulation of amino acid transporters in plants

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Summary.

Recent studies have shown that there are more than 50 amino acid transporter genes in the Arabidopsis genome. This abundance of amino acid transporters implies that they play a multitude of fundamental roles in plant growth and development. Current research on the expression and regulation (i.e., tissue-specific expression and regulation of expression in response to nutrient and environmental changes) of these genes has provided useful information about the functional significance of plant amino acid transport systems.