TRANSPORT PROTEINS WITH ANNOTATED FUNCTIONS
What do plant transporter proteins do?
Approximately 25% of all plant genes encode proteins that
transport substances across membranes, and a large proportion of energy available from
is required to transport the nutrients required for growth and grain filling. Plant membrane
transporters can be manipulated to enhance crop yields and cultivatable land, by increasing nutrient
content and resistance to key stresses (salinity, drought, pathogens, extreme soil pH, etc).
CropTiPS (Crop Transport Information,Physiology and Signalling
is comprehensive knowledgebase of membrane transport and signalling systems classified
under each substrate, including the gene families for wheat, barley, rice and maize.
The source of the data is obtained from published membrane transporter studies and linked to
reference transport proteins in the four crop species.