Molecular mechanisms of Al tolerance in gramineous plants

@article{Ma2014MolecularMO,
  title={Molecular mechanisms of Al tolerance in gramineous plants},
  author={Jian Feng Ma and Zhi Chang Chen and Ren Fang Shen},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2014},
  volume={381},
  pages={1-12}
}
Aluminum (Al) toxicity has limited the productivity and expansion of cereal crops on acid soils; however, a number of plant species or cultivars have developed different strategies for detoxifying aluminum both internally and externally. This review focuses on recent progress on molecular mechanisms of Al tolerance in gramineous plants. A common mechanism in all gramineous plants is the secretion of organic acid anions (citrate and malate) from the roots. Genes belonging to ALMT (for Aluminum… CONTINUE READING
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