Involvement of multiple aluminium exclusion mechanisms in aluminium tolerance in wheat

D. M. Pellet, L. A. Papernik, D. L. Jones, P. R. Darrah, D. L. Grunes, L. V. Kochian

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The goal of this study was to determine if Al-chelators other than malate are released from root apices and are involved in Al-tolerance in different wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) genotypes. Also we wanted to establish if root exudates contribute to increases in rhizosphere pH around the root tip. In seedlings of Al-tolerant Atlas, we have documented a constitutive phosphate exudation from the root apex. Because phosphate can complex Al and bind protons, it could play an important role in Al tolerance, both via complexation of Al3+ and by contributing to the alkalinization of rhizosphere pH observed at the apex of Atlas. This study suggests that in wheat, Al-tolerance can be mediated by multiple exclusion mechanisms controlled by different genes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-68
Number of pages6
JournalPlant and Soil
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes


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