Responses of glutamine synthetase activity and gene expression to nitrogen levels in winter wheat cultivars with different grain protein content

@inproceedings{Zhang2017ResponsesOG,
  title={Responses of glutamine synthetase activity and gene expression to nitrogen levels in winter wheat cultivars with different grain protein content},
  author={Meiwei Zhang and Dongyun Ma and Geng Sheng Ma and Chenyang Wang and Xudong Xie and Guozhang Kang},
  year={2017}
}
Abstract Glutamine synthetase (GS) plays a central role in plant nitrogen (N) metabolism, which improves crops grain protein content. A pot experiment in field condition was carried out to evaluate GS expression and activity, and grain protein content in high (Wanmai16) and low grain protein (Loumai24) wheat cultivars under two N levels (0.05 and 0.15 g N kg −1 soil). High nitrogen (HN) resulted in significant increases in GS1 and GS2 expression at 10 days after anthesis (DAA), and higher GS… CONTINUE READING