Closely related members of the Medicago truncatula PHT1 phosphate transporter gene family encode phosphate transporters with distinct biochemical activities.

@article{Liu2008CloselyRM,
  title={Closely related members of the Medicago truncatula PHT1 phosphate transporter gene family encode phosphate transporters with distinct biochemical activities.},
  author={Jinyuan Liu and Wayne K. Versaw and Nathan Pumplin and Susana K Gomez and Laura A. Blaylock and Maria J. Harrison},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={2008},
  volume={283 36},
  pages={24673-81}
}
Phosphorus is one of the essential mineral nutrients required by all living cells. Plants assimilate phosphate (Pi) from the soil, and their root systems encounter tremendous variation in Pi concentration, both temporally and spatially. Genome sequence data indicate that plant genomes contain large numbers of genes predicted to encode Pi transporters, the functions of which are largely unexplored. Here we present a comparative analysis of four very closely related Pi transporters of the PHT1… CONTINUE READING