Integrated analysis of mineral transport system in crops

April 01, 2016

◆Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (JSPS) "Specially Promoted Research"

◆Leader : Jian Feng Ma

◆FY2016 - FY2020

Mineral elements in soil required for plant growth are taken up by the roots, translocated to the shoots and then distributed or redistributed to different organs according to their demands. On the other hands, many toxic mineral elements are also taken up by the plants, which increase human health risk through food chain. Therefore, understanding of mineral element transport system from soil to seeds is a very important topic for both crop productivity and safety. The goal of this project is to identify novel transporters and characterize their roles and structures. Finally, by using mathematic modelling, a system for comprehensive and integrated understanding of mineral transport in crops will be established.