A unified nomenclature of nitrate transporter 1/peptide transporter family members in plants

Sophie Léran, Kranthi Varala, Jean Christophe Boyer, Maurizio Chiurazzi, Nigel Crawford, Françoise Daniel-Vedele, Laure David, Rebecca Dickstein, Emilio Fernandez, Brian Forde, Walter Gassmann, Dietmar Geiger, Alain Gojon, Ji Ming Gong, Barbara A. Halkier, Jeanne M. Harris, Rainer Hedrich, Anis M. Limami, Doris Rentsch, Mitsunori SeoYi Fang Tsay, Mingyong Zhang, Gloria Coruzzi, Benoît Lacombe

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Abstract

In comparison to their animal and bacterial counterparts, these plant proteins transport a wide variety of substrates: nitrate, peptides, amino acids, dicarboxylates, glucosinolates, IAA, and ABA. The phylogenetic relationship of the members of the NRT1/PTR family in 31 fully sequenced plant genomes allowed the identification of unambiguous clades, defining eight subfamilies. The phylogenetic tree was used to determine a unified nomenclature of this family named NPF, for NRT1/. PTR FAMILY. We propose that the members should be named accordingly: NPFX.Y, where X denotes the subfamily and Y the individual member within the species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-9
Number of pages5
JournalTrends in Plant Science
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science

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    Léran, S., Varala, K., Boyer, J. C., Chiurazzi, M., Crawford, N., Daniel-Vedele, F., David, L., Dickstein, R., Fernandez, E., Forde, B., Gassmann, W., Geiger, D., Gojon, A., Gong, J. M., Halkier, B. A., Harris, J. M., Hedrich, R., Limami, A. M., Rentsch, D., ... Lacombe, B. (2014). A unified nomenclature of nitrate transporter 1/peptide transporter family members in plants. Trends in Plant Science, 19(1), 5-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2013.08.008