Iron stress in plants

Genome Biol. 2002 Jul 30;3(8):REVIEWS1024. doi: 10.1186/gb-2002-3-8-reviews1024. Epub 2002 Jul 30.


Although iron is an essential nutrient for plants, its accumulation within cells can be toxic. Plants, therefore, respond to both iron deficiency and iron excess by inducing expression of different gene sets. Here, we review recent advances in the understanding of iron homeostasis in plants gained through functional genomic approaches

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Gene Expression Regulation / genetics
  • Gene Expression Regulation / physiology
  • Genes, Plant / genetics
  • Iron / metabolism*
  • Iron / physiology
  • Oxidative Stress / genetics
  • Oxidative Stress / physiology*
  • Plant Physiological Phenomena
  • Plants / metabolism*


  • Iron