Sulphur (S) Uptake

  • Gyanendra Nath Mitra


Globally soils of many countries are deficient in S. They need application of S-containing fertilisers to meet the crop demand and to maintain their yield and quality parameters. Sulphur plays an important ecological role in defence against herbivores and pathogens. S-containing defence compounds are widely distributed in plants, such as antimicrobial peptides called defensins and thionins, elemental S and glucosinolates.

There are five groups of gene families encoding sulphate transporters in plants.


Sulphate Transporter Sulphate Uptake Dimethyl Sulphide Xylem Parenchyma Cell Sulphate Transporter Gene 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • 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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