When nitrate and phosphate sensors meet

Optimal plant growth requires an appropriate balance of mineral nutrients. A novel mechanism involving the physical interaction between nitrate and phosphate sensors in rice provides a regulatory framework for balanced acquisition and utilization of these nutrients.

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Fig. 1: A key integration node of nitrate and phosphate signalling in rice involving the interaction between their sensors, NRT and SPX4.


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Poza-Carrión, C., Paz-Ares, J. When nitrate and phosphate sensors meet. Nat. Plants 5, 339–340 (2019).

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