The Important Role of the Citric Acid Cycle in Plants
1 State Key Laboratory of Tree Genetics and Breeding, Northeast Forestry University, 51 Hexing Road, Harbin ,150040, China
2 Forestry College of Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, 150040, China
Genomics and Applied Biology, 2017, Vol. 8, No. 4 doi: 10.5376/gab.2017.08.0004
Received: 24 May, 2017 Accepted: 03 Jul., 2017 Published: 28 Jul., 2017
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Wang L.N., Cui D.H., Zhao X.Y., and He M., 2017, The important role of the citric acid cycle in plants, 8(4): 25-29 (doi: 10.5376/gab.2017.08.0004)
The TCA cycle is a central metabolic hub necessary for ATP production and for providing precursors used in many biosynthetic pathways. The TCA cycle also plays a very important role in plants.Thus, dysregulation of the TCA cycle flux is frequently observed in plants.The identification of transgenic poplar in several enzymes of the TCA cycle in plants demonstrated a direct connection between this metabolic pathway and the influence to TCA cycle. In this review, the main genetic and non-genetic alterations of TCA cycle in poplar will be described.
TCA cycle; The citric acid cycle; Plants
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