Journal article

KINETICS OF NO3- INFLUX IN SPRUCE

HJ KRONZUCKER, MY SIDDIQI, ADM GLASS

PLANT PHYSIOLOGY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 1995

Abstract

Influxes of 13NO3- across the root plasmalemma were measured in intact seedlings of Picea glauca (Moench) Voss. Three kinetically distinct uptake systems for NO3- were identified. In seedlings not previously exposed to external NO3-, a single Michaelis-Menten-type constitutive high-affinity transport system (CHATS) operated in a 2.5 to 500 [mu]M range of external NO3- [NO3-]o. The Vmax of this system was 0.1 [mu]mol g-1 h-1, and the Km was approximately 15 [mu]M. Following exposure to NO3- for 3 d, this CHATS activity was increased approximately 3-fold, with no change of Km. In addition, a NO3--inducible high-affinity system became apparent with a Km of approximately 100[mu]M. The combined V..

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