Plants take up nitrate using transmembrane proteins of the Nitrate Transporter (NRT)/Peptide Transporter family (NPF). Understanding nitrogen uptake, translocation, and utilization is key to improve nitrogen-use efficiency (NUE).
Researchers conducted a large, comprehensive genome-wide analysis of NRT/NPF genes in S. spontaneum, which included a BLAST search, phylogenetics, gene structure, protein motif analysis, and RNA-seq data analysis.
Wang, J., Li, Y., Zhu, F. et al. “Genome-Wide Analysis of Nitrate Transporter (NRT/NPF) Family in Sugarcane Saccharum spontaneum L.” Tropical Plant Biology 12, 133–149 (2019). [DOI:10.1007/s12042-019-09220-8]
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