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SpringerBriefs in Plant Science

Role of Potassium in Plants

Authors: Pandey, Girdhar, Mahiwal, Swati

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  • Addresses an area of major research and development
  • Discusses potassium's role in signaling and regulation of biotic and abiotic stresses
  • Presents recent advances related to nutrient-use-efficiency and potassium deficiency 
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Potassium (K+) is an essential mineral macronutrient abundantly present in the cytosol which, unlike other macronutrients, is not metabolized and does not integrate into macromolecules. Compared to animal cells, K+  is more abundantly present in plant cells. 

Overall performance of the plant, and operation of metabolic machinery depends upon intracellular K+ homeostasis (K+ uptake and efflux) via K+ channels and transporters acting as mediators of cellular responses during plant development. Unlike animals, plants lack sodium/K+ exchangers; plant cells have developed unique transport systems for K+ accumulation and release. In Arabidopsis thaliana, 71 K+ channels and transporters have been identified and categorized into six families. 

Plant adaptive responses to several abiotic and biotic stresses are mediated by regulation of intracellular K+ homeostasis. In this report, we highlight the role of K+ in abiotic and biotic stresses, features of channels and transporters responsible for its homeostasis along with its evolutionary relationship, perception and sensing mechanisms, and K+ deficiency triggering different signaling cascades. 

Overall, this book covers the role of K+ in plants would be significantly helpful to research, academic community as well as students to understand the one of the major attributes of plant biology.

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Dr. Girdhar Kumar Pandey, Assoc. ProfessorDelhi University South CampusDept. of Molecular BiologyBenito Juarez Road, Dhaula Kuan110021 New DelhiIndia
Swati Mahiwal, M.Sc.Delhi University South CampusDepartment of Plant Molecular BiologyBenito Juarez, Dhaula Kuan110021 New DelhiIndiaSwati271095@gmail.com

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Role of Potassium in Plants
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Plant Science
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-45953-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-45953-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-45952-9
Series ISSN
2192-1229
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 81
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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