Magnesium transport and function in plants: the tip of the iceberg

  title={Magnesium transport and function in plants: the tip of the iceberg},
  author={Orit Shaul},
  • O. Shaul
  • Published 1 September 2002
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Biometals
The maintenance of Mg2+ homeostasis in the plant is essential for viability. This review describes Mg2+ functions and balancing in plants, with special focus on the existing knowledge of the involved transport mechanisms. Mg2+ is essential for the function of many cellular enzymes and for the aggregation of ribosomes. Mg2+ concentrations also modulate ionic currents across the chloroplast and the vacuolar membranes, and might thus regulate ion balance in the cell and stomatal opening. The… 
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