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Nitrogen use efficiency : 1 : uptake of nitrogen from the soil.

Lea, Peter J. and Azevedo, Ricardo A. (2006) Nitrogen use efficiency : 1 : uptake of nitrogen from the soil. Annals of Applied Biology, 149 (3). pp. 243-247. ISSN 0003-4746

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Abstract

The nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) of crop plants can be expressed very simply as the yield of nitrogen per unit of available nitrogen in the soil. This NUE can be divided into two processes: uptake efficiency, the ability of the plant to remove N from the soil normally present as nitrate or ammonium ions, and the utilisation efficiency, the ability of the plant to transfer the N to the grain, predominantly present as protein. In this article, we have highlighted the latest developments in the isolation and characterisation of the genes involved in the uptake of nitrogen from the soil.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Annals of Applied Biology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ammonium • crops • genes • nitrate • nitrogen use efficiency • plants • roots • transport • uptake
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 10542
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 17 Jul 2008 11:47
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 10:53
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/10542

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