[Wolfgang Schmidt] Right place, right time, and right amount: the hardship of adequate iron nutrition

Insufficient iron supply poses severe constraints on plants, restricting species with inefficient iron uptake mechanisms from habitats with low iron availability and causing yield losses in agricultural ecosystems. Research into the processes that are employed by plants to adjust cellular iron homeostasis revealed an astonishingly complex puzzle of signalling nodes and circuits, which are intertwined with the perception and communication of other environmental cues such as pathogens, light, nutrient availability, and edaphic factors such as pH. In their review on ‘How plants recalibrate cellular iron homeostasis’, Isabel Vélez-Bermúdez and Wolfgang Schmidt highlight recent exciting and influential studies that have changed our understanding of plant iron nutrition.

Link : https://academic.oup.com/pcp/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/pcp/pcab166/6432384