Phosphate transport and signaling

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2000 Jun;3(3):182-7.


The discovery of phosphate (Pi) transporter genes has provided a basis for the molecular study of the complex pattern of Pi transport in plants. Over the past two years, a significant amount of information has been generated on the molecular regulation of phosphate transport in plants. Recent developments in plant genomics will soon allow the complete dissection of the signal transduction pathway(s) associated with plant responses to Pi limitation in the rhizosphere.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biological Transport
  • Carrier Proteins / genetics
  • Carrier Proteins / metabolism
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Plant
  • Phosphate-Binding Proteins
  • Phosphates / metabolism*
  • Signal Transduction*


  • Carrier Proteins
  • Phosphate-Binding Proteins
  • Phosphates