Nickel (Ni) Uptake

  • Gyanendra Nath Mitra


Nickel deficiency is rarely encountered under field conditions since its requirement by plants is extremely low (nanogram level). Ni deficiency results in accumulation of toxic concentration of urea in the leaves due to depression of urease activity. Nickel acts as a cofactor of enzyme urease and is essential for conversion of urea into NH4 + for use by plant tissues. AtIRT1 (iron-regulated transporter1), a member of ZIP family involved in high-affinity iron uptake by roots of Arabidopsis, has also been suggested to transport Ni.


Enzyme Urease Cation Diffusion Facilitator Nanogram Level Ferric Chelate Reductase Leaf Bronzing 
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  • Gyanendra Nath Mitra
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  1. 1.Department of Soil Science and Agricultural ChemistryOrissa University of Agriculture and TechnologyBhubaneswarIndia

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