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Signal Transduction in Plants : Molecular and Cell Biology Updates - Patrizia Aducci

Signal Transduction in Plants

Molecular and Cell Biology Updates

By: Patrizia Aducci (Editor)

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Increasing interest has been emerging in the last decade in the field of signal recognition and transduction. This is particularly true for animal systems where an impressive amount of literature is appearing and where many important pathways have been clarified at a molecular level. In the elucidation of the functions of single components of a given pathway, gene cloning has played a major role and opened the field to the genetic engineering of these complex systems. At variance with this situation, plant systems are less well elucidated, even if in recent years exciting research of developments have been initiated especially with the view toward the most promising role plants in biotechnology. Recent studies have elucidated some of the events involved in the perception of the plant hormone signals and some steps concerning its transduction. Only for three of the five hormones in plants, namely auxin, ethylene and cytokinins, have specific receptors been isolated. The use of classical molecular approaches, together with the more recently isolated mutants, have produced crucial information on receptors and shed light on possible transduction pathways. As in the case of red light, more than one pathway can be triggered by one specific signal. Many systems involved in animal signaling are now shown to be present also in plants, and in view of the fast progress in this area, it will be possible in the near future to fully describe the content of the "black boxes" in the reaction chain specifically triggered by a signal.

Preface
Roles of ion channels in initiation of signal transduction in higher plantsp. 1
ABA signaling in plant development and growthp. 23
Auxin perception and signal transductionp. 45
Transduction of ethylene responsesp. 65
Phytotoxins as molecular signalsp. 83
Blue light-activated signal transduction in higher plantsp. 107
The transduction of light signals by phytochromep. 137
Perception of fungal elicitors and signal transductionp. 153
Subject indexp. 179
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ISBN: 9783764353070
ISBN-10: 3764353074
Series: Molecular and Cell Biology Updates
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 183
Published: 1st October 1996
Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag AG
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.0