Does root glutamine synthetase control plant biomass production in Lotus japonicus L.?

@article{Limami1999DoesRG,
  title={Does root glutamine synthetase control plant biomass production in Lotus japonicus L.?},
  author={Anis M Limami and Belinda A. Phillipson and Rafiqa Ameziane and Nicolas Pernollet and Qunji Jiang and Roselyne Roy and Eliane Del{\'e}ens and Muriel Chaumont-Bonnet and Peter M. Gresshoff and Bertrand Hirel},
  journal={Planta},
  year={1999},
  volume={209},
  pages={495-502}
}
To investigate the contribution of root cytosolic glutamine synthetase (GS) activity in plant biomass production, two different approaches were conducted using the model legume Lotus japonicus. In the first series of experiments, it was found that overexpressing GS activity in roots of transgenic plants leads to a decrease in plant biomass production. Using 15N labelling it was shown that this decrease is likely to be due to a lower nitrate uptake accompanied by a redistribution to the shoots… CONTINUE READING
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