Evolutionary conservation of a phosphate transporter in the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis.

@article{Karandashov2004EvolutionaryCO,
  title={Evolutionary conservation of a phosphate transporter in the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis.},
  author={Vladimir Karandashov and R{\'e}ka Nagy and Sarah Wegm{\"u}ller and Nikolaus Amrhein and Marcel Bucher},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2004},
  volume={101 16},
  pages={6285-90}
}
Arbuscular mycorrhizae are ancient symbioses that are thought to have originated >400 million years ago in the roots of plants, pioneering the colonization of terrestrial habitats. In these associations, a key process is the transfer of phosphorus as inorganic phosphate to the host plant across the fungus-plant interface. Mycorrhiza-specific phosphate transporter genes and their regulation are conserved in phylogenetically distant plant species, and they are activated selectively by fungal… CONTINUE READING