Characterization of FRO 1 , a Pea Ferric-Chelate Reductase Involved in Root Iron Acquisition 1

@inproceedings{Waters2002CharacterizationOF,
  title={Characterization of FRO 1 , a Pea Ferric-Chelate Reductase Involved in Root Iron Acquisition 1},
  author={Brian M. Waters and Dale G. Blevins and David J Eide},
  year={2002}
}
To acquire iron, many plant species reduce soil Fe(III) to Fe(II) by Fe(III)-chelate reductases embedded in the plasma membrane of root epidermal cells. The reduced product is then taken up by Fe(II) transporter proteins. These activities are induced under Fe deficiency. We describe here the FRO1 gene from pea (Pisum sativum), which encodes an Fe(III)-chelate reductase. Consistent with this proposed role, FRO1 shows similarity to other oxidoreductase proteins, and expression of FRO1 in yeast… CONTINUE READING

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