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Title: Exploring the Relationship between Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM) and Mineral Nutrition with a Special Focus on Nitrogen

Abstract

Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) is characterized by nocturnal CO2 uptake and concentration, reduced photorespiration, and increased water-use efficiency (WUE) when compared to C3 and C4 plants. Plants can perform different types of CAM and the magnitude and duration of CAM expression can change based upon several abiotic conditions, including nutrient availability. Here, we summarize the abiotic factors that are associated with an increase in CAM expression with an emphasis on the relationship between CAM photosynthesis and nutrient availability, with particular focus on nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and calcium. Additionally, we examine nitrogen uptake and assimilation as this macronutrient has received the greatest amount of attention in studies using CAM species. We also discuss the preference of CAM species for different organic and inorganic sources of nitrogen, including nitrate, ammonium, glutamine, and urea. Lastly, we make recommendations for future research areas to better understand the relationship between macronutrients and CAM and how their interaction might improve nutrient and water-use efficiency in order to increase the growth and yield of CAM plants, especially CAM crops that may become increasingly important as global climate change continues.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Univ. of Nevada, Reno, NV (United States)
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Univ. of Nevada, Reno, NV (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1611163
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0008834
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
International Journal of Molecular Sciences (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: International Journal of Molecular Sciences (Online); Journal Volume: 20; Journal Issue: 18; Journal ID: ISSN 1422-0067
Publisher:
MDPI
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Chemistry; ammonium; crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM); nitrate; nitrogen; nutrient availability; organic nitrogen sources

Citation Formats

Pereira, Paula Natália, and Cushman, John C. Exploring the Relationship between Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM) and Mineral Nutrition with a Special Focus on Nitrogen. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms20184363.
Pereira, Paula Natália, & Cushman, John C. Exploring the Relationship between Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM) and Mineral Nutrition with a Special Focus on Nitrogen. United States. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms20184363
Pereira, Paula Natália, and Cushman, John C. Thu . "Exploring the Relationship between Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM) and Mineral Nutrition with a Special Focus on Nitrogen". United States. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms20184363. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1611163.
@article{osti_1611163,
title = {Exploring the Relationship between Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM) and Mineral Nutrition with a Special Focus on Nitrogen},
author = {Pereira, Paula Natália and Cushman, John C.},
abstractNote = {Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) is characterized by nocturnal CO2 uptake and concentration, reduced photorespiration, and increased water-use efficiency (WUE) when compared to C3 and C4 plants. Plants can perform different types of CAM and the magnitude and duration of CAM expression can change based upon several abiotic conditions, including nutrient availability. Here, we summarize the abiotic factors that are associated with an increase in CAM expression with an emphasis on the relationship between CAM photosynthesis and nutrient availability, with particular focus on nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and calcium. Additionally, we examine nitrogen uptake and assimilation as this macronutrient has received the greatest amount of attention in studies using CAM species. We also discuss the preference of CAM species for different organic and inorganic sources of nitrogen, including nitrate, ammonium, glutamine, and urea. Lastly, we make recommendations for future research areas to better understand the relationship between macronutrients and CAM and how their interaction might improve nutrient and water-use efficiency in order to increase the growth and yield of CAM plants, especially CAM crops that may become increasingly important as global climate change continues.},
doi = {10.3390/ijms20184363},
journal = {International Journal of Molecular Sciences (Online)},
number = 18,
volume = 20,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
}

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