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How to switch affinity

The protein NRT1.1 transports nitrate ions into plants over a wide range of concentrations. Two studies provide structural insight into this unusual behaviour, but give different explanations for it. See Articles p.68 & p.73

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Figure 1: Changing the affinity of the NRT1.1 protein for nitrate.


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