Metal Transporters in Hyperaccumulators

Homeostasis Plant

The transport of metals across plasma membranes by means of primary and secondary active transporters is of central importance in the metal homeostasis network in plants (Kotrba et al. 2009). With the use of genetic and molecular Fig. 1 Molecular and physiological mechanisms involved in Cd hyperaccumulation and detoxification (a-d), and their evolutionary significance for Cd hyperaccumulators (e-g). (a) Root foraging for Cd is a strategy that hyperaccumulator species employ to acquire high...