|Transgenic approaches for improving use efficiency of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium in crops
|TENG Wan, HE Xue, TONG Yi-ping
|State Key Laboratory for Plant Cell and Chromosome Engineering/Institute of Genetics and Developmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, P.R.China
Abstract The success of the Green Revolution largely relies on fertilizers, and a new Green Revolution is very much needed to use fertilizers more economically and efficiently, as well as with more environmental responsibility. The use efficiency of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium is controlled by complex gene networks that co-ordinate uptake, re-distribution, assimilation, and storage of these nutrients. Great progress has been made in breeding nutrient-efficient crops by molecularly engineering root traits desirable for efficient acquisition of nutrients from soil, transporters for uptake, redistribution and homeostasis of nutrients, and enzymes for efficient assimilation. Regulatory and transcription factors modulating these processes are also valuable in breeding crops with improved nutrient use efficiency and yield performance.
Received: 10 March 2017
Accepted: 08 December 2017
This research was supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (2016YFD0100706) and the National Transgenic Key Project from the Ministry of Agriculture of China (2016ZX08002-005).
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TENG Wan, HE Xue, TONG Yi-ping.
Transgenic approaches for improving use efficiency of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium in crops. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 16(12): 2657-2673.
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