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Title: Homeostasis of trace elements in mycorrhizal fungi
Authors: Ruytinx, Joske
Martino, Elena
Rozpądek, Piotr
Daghino, Stefania
Turnau, Katarzyna
Colpaert, Jan V.
Perotto, Silvia
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Citation: Martin, Francis (Ed.). Molecular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., p. 277-298
Abstract: Ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungi largely determine the element offer at the fungusroot interface, although they do not take over the plant nutrient uptake system. In complex forest soils, trees undoubtedly benefit from the well-adapted nutrient acquisition strategies evolved in the huge diversity of ECM fungi that occupy the numerous niches in the different soil types. As with all organisms, mycorrhizal fungi feature genes encoding proteins involved in trace element acquisition, storage and remobilization to assure cellular homeostasis regardless of natural external fluctuations. A constant cellular concentration of essential trace elements is required to secure growth and reproduction and to overcome toxicity. Transcriptome analysis is the most prominently used approach to identify genes and gene products involved in trace element homeostasis. Imbalances in the cellular homeostasis of trace elements, even brief ones, produces reactive oxygen species (ROS). ROS can be generated directly by redox-active elements or indirectly by redox-inactive elements.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/22807
DOI: 10.1002/9781118951446.ch16
ISBN: 9781118951439
Category: B2
Type: Book Section
Validation: vabb, 2018
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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