SnRK1/TOR/T6P three musketeers guarding energy for root growth

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Morales-Herrera, S., Paul, M. J., Dijck, P. V. and Beeckman, T. 2024. SnRK1/TOR/T6P three musketeers guarding energy for root growth. Trends in Plant Science.

AuthorsMorales-Herrera, S., Paul, M. J., Dijck, P. V. and Beeckman, T.

Sugars derived from photosynthesis, specifically sucrose, are the primary source of plant energy. Sucrose is produced in leaves and transported to the roots through the phloem, serving as a vital energy source. Environmental conditions
can result in higher or lower photosynthesis, promoting anabolism or catabolism, respectively, thereby influencing the sucrose budget available for roots. Plants can adjust their root system to optimize the search for soil resources and to ensure the plant’s adaptability to diverse environmental conditions. Recently, emerging research indicates that SNF1-RELATED PROTEIN KINASE 1 (SnRK1),
trehalose 6-phosphate (T6P), and TARGET OF RAPAMYCIN (TOR) collectively serve as fundamental regulators of root development, together forming a signaling module to interpret the nutritional status of the plant and translate this to
growth adjustments in the below ground parts.

KeywordsLateral roots; TOR; SnRK1; T6P
Year of Publication2024
JournalTrends in Plant Science
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Open accessPublished as non-open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Funder project or codeDelivering Sustainable Wheat (WP1): Targeted Sustainability-Trait Discovery
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online04 Apr 2024
PublisherElsevier Science London

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