Russian Journal of Plant Physiology

, Volume 65, Issue 4, pp 477–489 | Cite as

Nitrate Signaling in Plants: Introduction to the Problem

  • S. F. IzmailovEmail author
  • A. V. Nikitin
  • V. A. Rodionov


The review discusses ecological aspects of nitrate pools in the soil as an evolutionary basis of emergency and manifestation of the nitrate’s signaling function in plants. The historiography and modern state of the problem of signaling are considered in respect to such processes as sensing, consumption, transport, and storage of nitrate as well as regulation of nitrogen, carbon, and secondary metabolisms.


plants nitrate signaling nitrate ecology nitrate sensors and transporters nitrogen and carbon metabolism regulation 



acid invertase


alkaline invertase


glutamine synthetase


glutamate synthase


nitrite reductase


nitrate reductase


sucrose synthase


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. F. Izmailov
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. V. Nikitin
    • 1
  • V. A. Rodionov
    • 1
  1. 1.Timiryazev Institute of Plant PhysiologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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