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Systemic nutrient signalling: On the road for nitrate

Whole plant nutrient signalling involves bidirectional exchange of signal molecules between roots and shoots. For nitrogen uptake, in addition to the root-to-shoot delivery of nitrogen-deprivation information, a shoot-to-root path is now defined.

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  1. Sandrine Ruffel and Alain Gojon are at the Biochemistry and Plant Molecular Physiology Research Unit, CNRS/INRA/Montpellier SupAgro/Université de Montpellier, 2 Place Viala, 34060 Montpellier, France.

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