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Title: Zinc Homeostasis and isotopic fractionation in plants: a review
Author: Caldelas Molina, Cristina
Weiss, Dominik Jakob
Keywords: Isòtops
Issue Date: 27-Dec-2016
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Abstract: Aims Recent advances in mass spectrometry have dem- onstrated that higher plants discriminate stable Zn iso- topes during uptake and translocation depending on environmental conditions and physiological status of the plant. Stable Zn isotopes have emerged as a prom- ising tool to characterize the plants response to inade- quate Zn supply. The aim of this review is to build a comprehensive model linking Zn homeostasis and Zn isotopic fractionation in plants and advance our current view of Zn homeostasis and interaction with other micronutrients. Methods The distribution of stable Zn isotopes in plants and the most likely causes of fractionation are reviewed, and the interactions with micronutrients Fe, Cu, and Ni are discussed. Results The main sources of Zn fractionation in plants are i) adsorption, ii) low- and high-affinity transport phenomena, iii) speciation, iv) compartmentalization, and v) diffusion. We propose a model for Zn fraction- ation during uptake and radial transport in the roots, root-to-shoot transport, and remobilization. Conclusions Future work should concentrate on better understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the fractionations as this will be the key to future devel- opment of this novel isotope system. A combination of stable isotopes and speciation analyses might prove a powerful tool for plant nutrition and homeostasis studies.
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It is part of: Plant and Soil, 2016, vol. 411, num. 1-2, p. 17-46
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ISSN: 0032-079X
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