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Analysis Reveals Multiple Effects of Nitrogen in Potato

June 9, 2022

A team of researchers at Qinghai University analyzed the transcriptome of potatoes and revealed the multiple effects of nitrogen accumulation and metabolism in the roots, shoots, and leaves. The results are published in BMC Plant Biology.

Nitrogen fertilizer plays an important role in the roots, shoots, and leaves of crop plants. The researchers obtained two N-sensitive potato cultivars, which were planted in pots using N-deficient and N-sufficient conditions. Results showed that crop height, leaf chlorophyll content, dry matter, and N-accumulation significantly reduced under N-deficient conditions. Comprehensive analysis of the phenotype and transcriptome revealed co-expressed genes and potential pathways linked with N transport and accumulation in potato cultivars' roots, shoots, and leaves under N-deficient conditions.

Read more findings in BMC Plant Biology.

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