Molecular genetics of sulfate assimilation in plants

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The sulfate assimilation pathway is the primary route by which higher plants obtain the sulfur necessary for growth. Sulfur is involved in a myriad of processes of central importance in metabolism. In the past few years much has been learned about this pathway and its regulation through analysis of the genes encoding the enzymes and proteins that make up the sulfate assimilation pathway. The recent molecular genetic analysis builds on the biochemical and physiological groundwork of past studies. Further, gene analysis has provided the opportunity to compare directly the evolution of sulfate assimilation in plants and other organisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)411-419
Number of pages9
JournalPhysiologia Plantarum
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physiology
  • Genetics
  • Plant Science
  • Cell Biology


  • Cysteine biosynthesis
  • molecular genetics
  • plants
  • sulfate assimilation


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