Nitrate metabolism in tobacco leaves overexpressing Arabidopsis nitrite reductase.

@article{Davenport2015NitrateMI,
  title={Nitrate metabolism in tobacco leaves overexpressing Arabidopsis nitrite reductase.},
  author={Susie Davenport and Pascaline Le Lay and Juan Pablo Sanchez-Tamburrrino},
  journal={Plant physiology and biochemistry : PPB},
  year={2015},
  volume={97},
  pages={96-107}
}
Primary nitrogen assimilation in plants includes the reduction of nitrite to ammonium in the chloroplasts by the enzyme nitrite reductase (NiR EC:1.7.7.1) or in the plastids of non-photosynthetic organs. Here we report on a study overexpressing the Arabidopsis thaliana NiR (AtNiR) gene in tobacco plants under the control of a constitutive promoter (CERV - Carnation Etched Ring Virus). The aim was to overexpress AtNiR in an attempt to alter the level of residual nitrite in the leaf which can act… CONTINUE READING