Physiology and Biochemistry of Fe Excess in Acidic Asian Soils on Crop Plants

Sangita Dey, Saradia Kar, Preetom Regon, Sanjib Kumar Panda


Proper transport of iron is very crucial for plant growth and development as it participates in various complex processes in plants like absorption, translocation etc. It also acts as an important component for processes like photosynthesis and respiratory electron transport chain in mitochondria, chloroplast development, and chlorophyll biosynthesis. Asian soils suffer from iron toxic condition and that adversely affects the growth and yield of the plant. This review describes the importance of iron in plant growth and different strategies adopted by plants for iron uptake. It also focuses on different methods and approaches on how plant can cope against acidic soils.


iron excess; iron homeostasis; gene; transcription factor

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