[Wolfgang Schmidt] IPMB Research on Iron in the SpotlightPOST:
A mini-review focusing on the mechanisms underlying iron sensing in plants by Isabel Vélez-Bermúdez and Wolfgang Schmidt was recently published in Frontiers in Plant Science. In their manuscript, the authors summarize recent progress in the elucidation of how plants coordinate the mechanisms employed to recalibrate cellular iron homeostasis. The emerging picture suggests that iron sensing is not a central event but occurs in distinct locations linked to distinct biotic and abiotic signaling networks that together tunes iron levels, iron uptake, root growth, and immunity in an interwoven manner to orchestrate and prioritize multiple physiological readouts. Another paper by the same authors is featured on this month’s cover of Plant and Soil (10.1007/s11104-022-05746-1); a further paper on iron by the Schmidt lab is highlighted on the back cover of the current issue of Plant Cell & Environment (https://doi.org/10.1111/pce.14527).