Crop plant development is strongly dependent on nitrogen availability in the soil and on the efficiency of its recruitment by roots. For this reason, the understanding of the molecular events underlying root adaptation to nitrogen fluctuations is a primary goal to develop biotechnological tools for sustainable agriculture. However, knowledge about molecular… (More)
Nitrate is an essential nutrient for plants, and crops depend on its availability for growth and development, but its presence in agricultural soils is far from stable. In order to overcome nitrate fluctuations in soil, plants have developed adaptive mechanisms allowing them to grow despite changes in external nitrate availability. Nitrate can act as both… (More)
Three patients with calcaneal fractures developed clawing of the lesser toes as a late sequela. Believing that this complication may be the result of contractures from an occult compartment syndrome of the foot, an investigation of the anatomical compartments of the foot was performed. The various compartments of 17 unembalmed adult lower limb specimens… (More)
Nitrate (NO3 (-)) is a key element for crop production but its levels in agricultural soils are limited. Plants have developed mechanisms to cope with these NO3 (-) fluctuations based on sensing nitrate at the root apex. Particularly, the transition zone (TZ) of root apex has been suggested as a signaling-response zone. This study dissects cellular and… (More)
A case demonstrating a mechanical cause of posterior tibial tendon degeneration is reported. The possible etiologies for degeneration of the posterior tibial tendon are discussed.