Malate plays a central role in plant nutrition

@article{Schulze2004MalatePA,
  title={Malate plays a central role in plant nutrition},
  author={Joachim Schulze and M. Tesfaye and Ralph H G M Litjens and Bruna Bucciarelli and Gian B. Trepp and Susan E. Miller and Deborah A. Samac and Deborah 1. Allan and Carroll P. Vance},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2004},
  volume={247},
  pages={133-139}
}
Malate occupies a central role in plant metabolism. Its importance in plant mineral nutrition is reflected by the role it plays in symbiotic nitrogen fixation, phosphorus acquisition, and aluminum tolerance. In nitrogen-fixing root nodules, malate is the primary substrate for bacteroid respiration, thus fueling nitrogenase. Malate also provides the carbon… CONTINUE READING