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Research Article

Knockout of Multiple Arabidopsis Cation/H+ Exchangers Suggests Isoform-Specific Roles in Metal Stress Response, Germination and Seed Mineral Nutrition

  • James M. Connorton,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

    Current address: Laboratoire de Physiologie Cellulaire et Végétale, Institut de Recherches en Technologies et Sciences pour le Vivant, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives, Grenoble, France

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  • Rachel E. Webster,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

    Current address: The Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Ninghui Cheng,

    Affiliation: United States Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Jon K. Pittman mail

    Jon.Pittman@manchester.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Published: October 12, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047455

About the Authors

James M. Connorton, Rachel E. Webster, Jon K. Pittman
Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Ninghui Cheng
United States Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Jon.Pittman@manchester.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JMC JKP. Performed the experiments: JMC REW NHC JKP. Analyzed the data: JMC REW NHC JKP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NHC JKP. Wrote the paper: JMC REW NHC JKP.