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Nitrate Use Efficiency In Tobacco Plants Constitutively Expressing A Maize Nitrate Transporter ZmNRT2.1

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2015
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The NRT2 (high affinity nitrate transporter 2) family is a part of the iHATS (inducible high affinity system) that studies have shown is responsible for the influx of nitrate into the plant cell after provision of nitrate. The ZmNRT2.1 from Zea mays was constitutively expressed in Nicotiana tabacum. To assess how over-expression of this foreign NRT2.1 affects nitrate influx by plants, nitrate content in leaf and root tissue, gene expression, and vegetal growth were analyzed in media with deficient or high nitrate concentrations (0.1, 1, or 10 mM). Compared to wild type plants: the transgenic lines had a significantly larger fresh weight in all nitrate conditions; primary root length was significantly longer in the 0.1 and 1 mM nitrate conditions; both the fresh weight and the primary root length were significantly higher when 50 mM NaCl was applied as a stress factor to medias containing 0.1 and 10 mM nitrate.
Title: Nitrate Use Efficiency In Tobacco Plants Constitutively Expressing A Maize Nitrate Transporter ZmNRT2.1.
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Name(s): Cruz, Jessica, author
Zhang, Xing-Hai, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Department of Biological Sciences
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2015
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 31 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The NRT2 (high affinity nitrate transporter 2) family is a part of the iHATS (inducible high affinity system) that studies have shown is responsible for the influx of nitrate into the plant cell after provision of nitrate. The ZmNRT2.1 from Zea mays was constitutively expressed in Nicotiana tabacum. To assess how over-expression of this foreign NRT2.1 affects nitrate influx by plants, nitrate content in leaf and root tissue, gene expression, and vegetal growth were analyzed in media with deficient or high nitrate concentrations (0.1, 1, or 10 mM). Compared to wild type plants: the transgenic lines had a significantly larger fresh weight in all nitrate conditions; primary root length was significantly longer in the 0.1 and 1 mM nitrate conditions; both the fresh weight and the primary root length were significantly higher when 50 mM NaCl was applied as a stress factor to medias containing 0.1 and 10 mM nitrate.
Identifier: FA00004492 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2015.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Nitrogen--Fixation.
Nitrogen-fixing plants--Metabolism.
Crops and nitrogen.
Field crops--Genetic engineering.
Plants--Effect of nitrogen on.
Soil microbiology.
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