Signal Transduction in Plants: Current Advances

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An understanding of the mechanisms by which plants perceive environmental cues, both physical and chemical, and transduce the signals that influence specific expression of genes, is an area of intensive scientific research. With the completion of the genome sequence of Arabidopsis it is understood now that a larger number of genes encode for proteins involved in signalling cascades and transcription factors. In this volume, different chapters deal with plant receptors, second messengers like calcium ions, ...

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Overview

An understanding of the mechanisms by which plants perceive environmental cues, both physical and chemical, and transduce the signals that influence specific expression of genes, is an area of intensive scientific research. With the completion of the genome sequence of Arabidopsis it is understood now that a larger number of genes encode for proteins involved in signalling cascades and transcription factors. In this volume, different chapters deal with plant receptors, second messengers like calcium ions, phosphoinositides, salicylic acid and nitrous oxide, calcium binding proteins and kinases. In addition to dealing with the response of plants to light, hormones, pathogens, heat, etc. on cellular activity, work currently going on in apoptosis, cell division, and plastid gene expression is also covered in this book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461355182
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 337
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Differential Perception of Environmental Light by Phytochromes 1
2 Functions and Actions of Arabidopsis Phytochromes 9
3 Signal Transduction in Photomorphogenesis: Intracellular Partitioning of Factors and Photoreceptors 19
4 Molecular Genetic Analysis of Constitutively Photomorphogenic Mutants of Arabidopsis 25
5 Cytosolic pH as a Secondary Messenger During Light Activation of Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxylase in Mesophyll Cells of C[subscript 4] Plants 39
6 A Role for Ectoapyrases and Extracellular ATP in Plant Growth and Development 49
7 Auxin- and GTP-binding Proteins and Protein Kinases from the Protonema of the Moss Funaria hygrometrica 59
8 Myoinositol Phosphates as Implicated in Metabolic Signaling and Calcium Homeostasis in Plants 71
9 The Phosphoinositide (PI) Pathway and Signaling in Plants 83
10 Phytochrome Signal Transduction in Cucumber Cotyledons 93
11 Calcium, Calmodulin and Phosphoinositides in Leaflet Movements Mediated by Phytochrome: Nyctinastic and Rhythmic Movements 103
12 Calmodulin and Plant Responses to the Environment: Modulation of Plant Tolerance to Toxic Metals by a Plasma Membrane Calcium/Calmodulin Binding Channel 113
13 Calcium Signaling: Downstream Components in Plants 125
14 Apoplast Calmodulin: The Identification, Functions and Transmembrane Mechanism 137
15 CDPKs in Plant Signaling Networks: Progress in Research on a Groundnut CDPK 145
16 The Function of the Maize CRINKLY4 Receptor-like Kinase in a Growth Factor Like Signaling System 157
17 Novel Calcium/Calmodulin-modulated Proteins: Chimeric Protein Kinase and Small Auxin Up-regulated RNA 167
18 A Novel Ca[superscript 2-]/CaM-regulated Microtubule Motor Protein from Plants: Role in Trichome Morphogenesis and Cell Division 177
19 Progress Towards the Identification of Cytokinin Receptors 193
20 Salicylic Acid- and Nitric Oxide-mediated Signal Transduction in Disease Resistance 201
21 Involvement of ROS and Caspase-like Proteases During Cell Death Induction by Plant Pathogens: Signaling in Plant Cell Death 209
22 The Role of HSF in Heat Shock Signal Transduction and Heat Shock Response in Plants 217
23 Towards Understanding the Recognition and Signal Transduction Processes in the Soybean-Phytophthora Sojae Interaction 227
24 Elements of Signal Transduction Involved in Thylakoid Membrane Dynamics 241
25 Novel Aspects in Photosynthesis Gene Regulation 259
26 Regulation of rDNA Transcription in Spinach Plastids by Transcription Factor CDF2 279
27 Plastic Ribosome Biogenesis During the Early Steps of Chloroplast Differentiation: Elements Controlling the Activation of Nuclear Genes Encoding Plastid Ribosomal Proteins 287
28 Mechanism of Regulation of Gene Expression for Chloroplast Proteins 297
29 Functional Analysis of Pea Chloroplast DNA Polymerase and its Accessory Proteins 309
30 Signal Transduction by Mitogen-activated Protein Kinases (MAPKs) 321
Index 331
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