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NITRATE REMOBILIZATION

Higher yield with less nitrogen fertilizer

The excess application of nitrogen fertilizer in agriculture and the limitation of nitrogen uptake by crops raise the alarm about the urgency to breed crops with higher nitrogen use efficiency (NUE). Recently, a novel strategy has been developed to enhance NUE and crop production by manipulating nitrate remobilization.

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Fig. 1: NRT1.7p::NC4N::3’ improves plant growth and seed yield through enhancement of N remobilization and NUE at the vegetative and reproductive stages.

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Dong, NQ., Lin, HX. Higher yield with less nitrogen fertilizer. Nat. Plants 6, 1078–1079 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-020-00763-3

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