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DOI 10.1093/jxb/ery313
Licence creative commons licence
Title (Primary) Seeds with low phosphorus content: not so bad after all?
Author Vetterlein, D.; Tarkka, M.
Journal Journal of Experimental Botany
Year 2018
Department BOOEK; BOSYS
Volume 69
Issue 21
Page From 4993
Page To 4996
Language englisch
Keywords Cereals, imaging, phosphorus, rhizosphere, root age/ontogeny, seedling establishment, seeds, temporal and spatial resolution
Abstract Phosphorus is of prime importance for growth and vigour during early plant development, hence high seed P content has been regarded as essential for seedling establishment. Julia et al. (2018) challenge this dogma, showing the onset of P uptake by seedlings as early as 3 days after germination and that this is unaffected by seed P concentration. Even more important is that the abundance or expression of P transporter genes in roots is not delayed until seed P reserves have been mobilized. This suggests that breeding for low seed P content could be used as a means of reducing the P requirement of cereals in general.
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Vetterlein, D., Tarkka, M. (2018):
Seeds with low phosphorus content: not so bad after all?
J. Exp. Bot. 69 (21), 4993 - 4996