Journal article

Ammonium fluxes into plant roots: Energetics, kinetics and regulation

ADM Glass, Y Erner, HJ Kronzucker, JK Schjoerring, MY Siddiqi, MY Wang

ZEITSCHRIFT FUR PFLANZENERNAHRUNG UND BODENKUNDE | VCH PUBLISHERS INC | Published : 1997

Abstract

Ammonium uptake across the plasma membranes of seedling roots of intact rice plants is thermodynamically active at low external concentrations, and consequently, electrogenic uniport is an unlikely mechanism for influx. At higher NH4+ concentrations uptake is passive and electrogenic uniport is a possibility. While passive permeation of NH3 is also possible at high external [NH4+], influx measurements at 10 mM NH4+ demonstrated a pH dependence which was inconsistent with significant NH3 permeation. Kinetic studies using 13NH4+ established that influx at low external [H4+] occurred via high affinity transport systems (HATS) in rice and spruce, while at higher [NH4+], influx was mediated by lo..

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