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Inositol hexakisphosphate, a key factor controlling plant responses to biotic and abiotic stresses

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Inositol hexakisphosphate (IP6), more commonly known as phytate, is a major store of phosphate in seeds and tubers. Low phytate crops have been engineered to abate the negative biological and environmental effects of this compound, however it is apparent that phytate is involved in more than just storage. Recent work has shown it is a key signalling component in responses to biotic and abiotic stresses. This should be considered in future research if we are to reduce the negative effects of phytate without also impacting resilience to biological and environmental factors. My project focuses on investigating the regulation of key IP6 biosynthesis enzymes and the role of IP6 itself in controlling responses to biotic and abiotic stresses in the world’s third most important crop, potato.

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