Journal article

Nitrogen depletion enhances endodermal suberization without restricting transporter-mediated root NO3- influx

VJ Melino, DC Plett, P Bendre, HC Thomsen, VV Zeisler-Diehl, L Schreiber, HJ Kronzucker

JOURNAL OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY | ELSEVIER GMBH | Published : 2021

Abstract

Roots vary their permeability to aid radial transport of solutes towards xylem vessels in response to nutritional cues. Nitrogen (N) depletion was previously shown to induce early suberization of endodermal cell walls and reduce hydraulic conductivity of barley roots suggesting reduced apoplastic transport of ions (Armand et al., 2019). Suberization may also limit transcellular ion movement by blocking access to transporters (Barberon et al., 2016). The aim of this study was to confirm that N depletion induced suberization in the roots of barley and demonstrate that this was a specific effect in response to NO3- depletion. Furthermore, in roots with early and enhanced suberization, we assess..

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