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Amino Acids

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 183–188 | Cite as

Incorporation of nitrate nitrogen in rice seedlings transferred to anaerobic conditions

  • R. Reggiani
  • F. Bertini
  • M. Mattana
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Summary

Incorporation of15NO3- into amino acids was studied in 3-day-old aerobic rice seedlings (with coleoptile and root) subjected for 24h to anaerobic conditions. The incorporation of15N into glutamate, glutamine and alanine accounted for 89% and 84% of total incorporation in coleoptile and root, respectively. These findings indicate that, after the primary incorporation of15N into glutamate and glutamine, the main fate of nitrate nitrogen in rice seedlings subjected to anoxia is alanine.

Keywords

Amino acids Anoxia Coleoptile Nitrate nitrogen Rice Root 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Reggiani
    • 1
  • F. Bertini
    • 2
  • M. Mattana
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto Biosintesi VegetaliC.N.R.MilanoItaly
  2. 2.Istituto Chimica MacromolecoleC.N.R.MilanoItaly

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