Calcium transporters: From fields to the table

James L Morris, Kendal Hirschi

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Abstract

Calcium transporters regulate calcium fluxes within cells. Plants, like all organisms, contain channels, pumps and exchangers to carefully modulate intracellular calcium levels. This review presents a summary of the recent advances in cloning and characterizing of these transporters and highlights their putative roles in calcium signaling. Two themes pervade this review: Yeast molecular genetic analysis is a robust tool to study the function of plant transporters and there is a lack of evidence directly linking plant calcium transport mutants with alterations in calcium signaling. We conclude this review by discussing how plant transporters are being engineered to improve the calcium content of agriculturally important plants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPlant Membrane and Vacuolar Transporters
PublisherCABI Publishing
Pages51-82
Number of pages32
ISBN (Print)9781845934026
StatePublished - May 14 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Calcium
calcium
Calcium Signaling
microbial genetics
molecular genetics
pumps
genetic techniques and protocols
Organism Cloning
Molecular Biology
molecular cloning
Yeasts
mutants
organisms
cells
calcium signaling

Keywords

  • Calcium
  • Channels
  • Exchangers
  • Nutrition
  • Pumps
  • Transport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Morris, J. L., & Hirschi, K. (2008). Calcium transporters: From fields to the table. In Plant Membrane and Vacuolar Transporters (pp. 51-82). CABI Publishing.

Calcium transporters : From fields to the table. / Morris, James L; Hirschi, Kendal.

Plant Membrane and Vacuolar Transporters. CABI Publishing, 2008. p. 51-82.

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Morris, JL & Hirschi, K 2008, Calcium transporters: From fields to the table. in Plant Membrane and Vacuolar Transporters. CABI Publishing, pp. 51-82.
Morris JL, Hirschi K. Calcium transporters: From fields to the table. In Plant Membrane and Vacuolar Transporters. CABI Publishing. 2008. p. 51-82
Morris, James L ; Hirschi, Kendal. / Calcium transporters : From fields to the table. Plant Membrane and Vacuolar Transporters. CABI Publishing, 2008. pp. 51-82
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