[Process and mechanism of plants in overcoming acid soil aluminum stress].


Aluminum (Al) stress is one of the most important factors affecting the plant growth on acid soil. Currently, global soil acidification further intensifies the Al stress. Plants can detoxify Al via the chelation of ionic Al and organic acids to store the ionic Al in vacuoles and extrude it from roots. The Al extrusion is mainly performed by the membrane-localized anion channel proteins Al(3+)-activated malate transporter (ALMT) and multi-drug and toxin extrusion (MATE). The genes encoding ABC transporter and zinc-finger protein conferred plant Al tolerance have also been found. The identification of these Al-resistant genes makes it possible to increase the Al resistance of crop plants and enhance their production by the biological methods such as gene transformation and mark-associated breeding. The key problems needed to be solved and the possible directions in the researches of plant Al stress resistance were proposed.

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@article{Zhao2013ProcessAM, title={[Process and mechanism of plants in overcoming acid soil aluminum stress].}, author={Tian-Long Zhao and Guang-Ning Xie and Xiao-xia Zhang and Lin-Quan Qiu and Na Wang and Suzhi Zhang}, journal={Ying yong sheng tai xue bao = The journal of applied ecology}, year={2013}, volume={24 10}, pages={3003-11} }