Creation of essential technologies to utilize carbon dioxide as a resource through the enhancement of plant productivity and the exploitation of plant products

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Masao Iwamoto (Senior Researcher, Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization)

Regulation of productivity by induced transport of various nutrients

 Nutrient uptake efficiency for increasing productivity is important as fertilizers remained in soil are often potential environmental pollutants. This study focuses on function of transcription factor genes, which are expected to contribute to induced transport of various nutrients within plants. Nutrient transport-associated genes and nutrients regulated by the transcription factor genes are fully unveiled, and nutrient transport ability is examined using their overexpressing plants. This study aims to develop a method that increased productivity is achieved by inducing expression of the transcription factor genes.