Metabolite profile changes in xylem sap and leaf extracts of strategy I plants in response to iron deficiency and resupply

Rubén Rellán-Álvarez, Hamdi El-Jendoubi, Gert Wohlgemuth, Anunciación Abadía, Oliver Fiehn, Javier Abadía, Ana Álvarez-Fernández

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Abstract

The metabolite profile changes induced by Fe deficiency in leaves and xylem sap of several Strategy I plant species have been characterized. We have confirmed that Fe deficiency causes consistent changes both in the xylem sap and leaf metabolite profiles. The main changes in the xylem sap metabolite profile in response to Fe deficiency include consistent decreases in amino acids, N-related metabolites and carbohydrates, and increases in TCA cycle metabolites. In tomato, Fe resupply causes a transitory flush of xylem sap car-boxylates, but within 1day the metabolite profile of the xylem sap from Fe-deficient plants becomes similar to that of Fe-sufficient controls.The main changes in the metabolite profile of leaf extracts in response to Fe deficiency include consistent increases in amino acids and N-related metabolites, carbohydrates and TCA cycle metabolites. In leaves, selected pairs of amino acids and TCA cycle metabolites show high correlations, with the sign depending of the Fe status. These data suggest that in low photosynthesis, C-starved Fe-deficient plants anaplerotic reactions involving amino acids can be crucial for short-term survival.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number66
JournalFrontiers in Plant Science
Volume2
Issue numberOCT
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 25 2011

Keywords

  • Anaplerotic reactions
  • Chlorosis
  • Iron deficiency
  • Leaves
  • Metabolomics
  • Xylem sap

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science

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    Rellán-Álvarez, R., El-Jendoubi, H., Wohlgemuth, G., Abadía, A., Fiehn, O., Abadía, J., & Álvarez-Fernández, A. (2011). Metabolite profile changes in xylem sap and leaf extracts of strategy I plants in response to iron deficiency and resupply. Frontiers in Plant Science, 2(OCT), [66]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2011.00066