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Fig. 1. Strategies for improving the efficiency of K+ uptake and utilization in plants. Regulating the expression of transcription factors involved in root hair (1a) and lateral root (1b) development could increase the root volume that is in contact with soil solution, thus providing increased access to K+. Overexpression of genes regulating K+ uptake (2a) and K+ translocation in planta (2b) could increase K+ accumulation in plants. Increased production of root exudates containing organic acids whose activity releases K+ into the soil solution could enhance K+ mobility (3). The use of K+ -associated QTLs in molecular breeding programs could be used for the development on new cultivars with higher K+ use efficiency (4).
Mol. Cells 2014;37:575~584
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