Aluminum tolerance in transgenic plants by alteration of citrate synthesis

Juan Manuel De La Fuente, Verenice Ramírez-Rodríguez, José Luis Cabrera-Ponce, Luis Herrera-Estrella

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Abstract

Aluminum when in soluble form, as found in acidic soils that comprise about 40 percent of the world's arable land, is toxic to many crops. Organic acid excretion has been correlated with aluminum tolerance in higher plants. Overproduction of citrate was shown to result in aluminum tolerance in transgenic tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) and papaya (Carica papaya) plants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1566-1568
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume276
Issue number5318
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 6 1997

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    De La Fuente, J. M., Ramírez-Rodríguez, V., Cabrera-Ponce, J. L., & Herrera-Estrella, L. (1997). Aluminum tolerance in transgenic plants by alteration of citrate synthesis. Science, 276(5318), 1566-1568. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.276.5318.1566