At1g15690: AVP1

Encodes a H( )-translocating (pyrophosphate-energized) inorganic pyrophosphatase (H( )-PPase, EC located in the vacuolar membrane. Expression is found in all tissues examined, including meristems and floral organ primordium. Expression is particularly enhanced in pollen, and is repressed by light. Over expression and loss of function phenotypes suggest AVP1 is involved in regulation of apoplastic pH and auxin transport. The effect on auxin transport likely involves effects of extracellular pH on subcellular localization of auxin efflux carriers such as PIN1.