An integrative systems perspective on plant phosphate research

Ajmera, I., Hodgman, T.C. and Lu, C. ORCID: 0000-0002-0064-4725, 2019. An integrative systems perspective on plant phosphate research. Genes, 10 (2): 139. ISSN 2073-4425

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The case for improving crop phosphorus-use-efficiency is widely recognized. Although much is known about the molecular and regulatory mechanisms, improvements have been hampered by the extreme complexity of phosphorus (P) dynamics, which involves soil chemistry; plant-soil interactions; uptake, transport, utilization and remobilization within plants; and agricultural practices. The urgency and direction of phosphate research is also dependent upon the finite sources of P, availability of stocks to farmers and reducing environmental hazards. This work introduces integrative systems approaches as a way to represent and understand this complexity, so that meaningful links can be established between genotype, environment, crop traits and yield. It aims to provide a large set of pointers to potential genes and research practice, with a view to encouraging members of the plant-phosphate research community to adopt such approaches so that, together, we can aid efforts in global food security.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Genes
Creators: Ajmera, I., Hodgman, T.C. and Lu, C.
Publisher: MDPI
Date: February 2019
Volume: 10
Number: 2
ISSN: 2073-4425
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Rights: © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
Divisions: Schools > School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 11 Mar 2019 16:54
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2019 16:54

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