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Nitrate uptake along the maize primary root: an integrated physiological and molecular approach.
The spatial variability of the nitrate (NO₃-) uptake along the maize primary root axis was investigated at physiological and molecular levels. Net NO₃- uptake rate (NNUR) and its kinetic parameters,Expand
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A comparison of nitrogen use efficiency definitions in Citrus rootstocks
Nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) definitions, commonly used in literature, are evaluated in response to nitrate availability in four citrus rootstocks, Rough Lemon (Citrus jambhiri Lush) (RL), SweetExpand
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Phenotyping two tomato genotypes with different nitrogen use efficiency.
Nitrogen (N) supply usually limits crop production and optimizing N-use efficiency (NUE) to minimize fertilizer loss is important. NUE is a complex trait that can be dissected into crop N uptake fromExpand
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The Inhibitory Effects of Coumarin on the Germination of Durum Wheat (Triticum turgidum ssp. durum, cv. Simeto) Seeds
The event chain leading to germination blockage in durum wheat (Triticum turgidum ssp. durum Desf.) seeds exposed to the allelochemical coumarin (2H-chromen-2-one) was studied. The physiological andExpand
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Soil inoculation with symbiotic microorganisms promotes plant growth and nutrient transporter genes expression in durum wheat
In a field experiment conducted in a Mediterranean area of inner Sicily, durum wheat was inoculated with plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR), with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), or withExpand
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Auxin-like effect of humic substances extracted from faeces of Allolobophora caliginosa and A. rosea
Abstract Lef explants of Nicotiana plumbaginifolia were compared in cultures supplemented with IAA, inhibitors of IAA (TIBA = 2,3,5-triiodobenzoic acid and PCIB = 4-chlorophenoxy-isobutyric acid) andExpand
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A comparative study between two citrus rootstocks: Effect of nitrate on the root morpho-topology and net nitrate uptake
Root morpho-topology and net nitrate uptake of two citrus seedlings, Volkamer Lemon and Carrizo Citrange, grown at two nitrogen supplies (NO3-N 5 μM and 1000 μM, respectively) were studied. RootExpand
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Boron Toxicity and Tolerance in Plants: Recent Advances and Future Perspectives
Abstract Boron (B) is an essential micronutrient in higher plants, although it is toxic in excess. In soils, the concentration range between B deficiency and toxicity is generally narrow and differsExpand
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Genetic variation of an Italian long shelf-life tomato (Solanum lycopersicon L.) collection by using SSR and morphological fruit traits
The recovery of ancient germplasm in tomato (Solanum lycopersicon L.) has become necessary to limit the wide genetic erosion caused by the employment of modern cultivars. Among germplasm collections,Expand
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Genetic diversity and population structure of a common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) collection from Calabria (Italy)
Eighty-seven Phaseolus vulgaris landraces, still cultivated in Calabria (Italy), were investigated in order to study the patterns of common bean genetic diversity in this region, to better understandExpand
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