Emerging trends in nitrogen and phosphorus signalling in photosynthetic eukaryotes

Helliwell, KE 2022 Emerging trends in nitrogen and phosphorus signalling in photosynthetic eukaryotes. Trends in Plant Science, 28 (3). 344-358. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2022.10.004

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Phosphorus (P) and nitrogen (N) are the major nutrients that constrain plant and algal growth in nature. Recent advances in understanding nutrient signalling mechanisms of these organisms have revealed molecular attributes to optimise N and P acquisition. This has illuminated the importance of interplay between N and P regulatory networks, highlighting a need to study synergistic interactions rather than single-nutrient effects. Emerging insights of nutrient signalling in polyphyletic model plants and algae hint that, although core P-starvation signalling components are conserved, distinct mechanisms for P (and N) sensing have arisen. Here, the N and P signalling mechanisms of diverse photosynthetic eukaryotes are examined, drawing parallels and differences between taxa. Future directions to understand their molecular basis, evolution, and ecology are proposed.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Additional Keywords: nitrogen, phosphorus, nutrient sensing, Ca2+ signalling, plants, algae
Subjects: Botany
Marine Sciences
Divisions: Marine Biological Association of the UK > Other (MBA)
Depositing User: Ms Kristina Hixon
Date made live: 09 May 2023 09:40
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2024 16:57
URI: https://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/9893

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