Foraging for nitrogen – How brassinosteroid signaling makes roots grow longer under nitrogen deficiency

Until recently, the „foraging strategy“ was the least understood nitrogen-dependent root response. Scientists from the IPK in Gatersleben have now identified the hormone pathway regulating root foraging under low nitrogen conditions and a signalling component that modulates the intensity of this response. These findings open up the possibility of breeding crops with root systems enabling more efficient nitrogen uptake.

Quelle: IDW Informationsdienst Wissenschaft