[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP150102264]
Researchers A/Prof Brent Kaiser; Prof Stephen Tyerman; A/Prof Penelope Smith; Dr Murray Unkovich
Brief description Ammonium is an important nutrient source for plant growth and development. We have recently identified a new transport mechanism (AMF1) which mediates ammonium transport across legume root nodule cellular membranes. AMF1 was identified through a transcriptional interaction with a membrane localised bHLHm1 transcription factor. Both bHLHm1 and AMF1 belong to an unique chromosomal regulatory loci common across sequenced dicot plant species. This project will investigate the role of this loci in the regulation of ammonium transport in plants and the interacting genetic and biochemical signalling promoting the interaction.
Funding Amount $454,700
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects