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Salinity-induced ion flux patterns from the excised roots of Arabidopsis sos mutants

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posted on 2023-05-16, 17:14 authored by Svetlana ShabalaSvetlana Shabala, Tracey Cuin, Ian NewmanIan Newman, Sergey ShabalaSergey Shabala
The SOS signal-transduction pathway is known to be important for ion homeostasis and salt tolerance in plants. However, there is a lack of in planta electrophysiological data about how the changes in signalling and ion transport activity are integrated at the cellular and tissue level. In this study, using the non-invasive ion flux MIFE technique, we compared net K+, H + and Na+ fluxes from elongation and mature root zones of Arabidopsis wild type Columbia and sos mutants. Our results can be summarised as follows: (1) SOS mutations affect the function of the entire root, not just the root apex; (2) SOS signalling pathway is highly branched; (3) Na+ effects on SOS1 may by-pass the SOS2/SOS3 complex in the root apex; (4) SOS mutation affects H+ transport even in the absence of salt stress; (5) SOS1 mutation affects intracellular K+ homeostasis with a plasma membrane depolarisation-activated outward-rectifying K+ channel being a likely target; (6) H+ pump also may be a target of SOS signalling. We provide an improved model of SOS signalling and discuss physiological mechanisms underlying salt stress perception and signalling in plants. Our work shows that in planta studies are essential for understanding the functional genomics of plant salt tolerance. © Springer-Verlag 2005.

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Publication title

Planta

Volume

222

Issue

6

Pagination

1041-1050

ISSN

0032-0935

Department/School

Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA)

Publisher

Springer-Verlag

Place of publication

Germany

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  • Restricted

Socio-economic Objectives

Environmentally sustainable plant production not elsewhere classified

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