Entries by Toluwase Olukayode

Nitrate–NRT1.1B–SPX4 cascade integrates N and P signaling networks (Nature Plants)

Plants need several mineral nutrients for their optimal growth and development. This is contingent on a proper nutrient balance particularly between the two most required essential elements, nitrogen (N) and phosphorus. Even though considerable success has been achieved in understanding the molecular mechanism mediating individual N and P signaling, the direct cross talk between N […]

Post-transcriptional regulation of FLOWERING LOCUS T modulates heat-dependent source-sink development in potato (Curr Biol)

Tuber formation (tuberization) in potatoes is controlled by both endogenous and environmental signals particularly day length and temperature. Long days and high temperature impede tuberization while it is enhanced by short days and low temperature. When conditions are favourable for tuberization, shoot-derived mobile signals are translocated into the root where tuber formation is activated. It […]