Hetherington, Alistair M. and Brownlee, Colin (2004) The generation of calcium signals in plants. Annual Review of Plant Biology, 55. pp. 401-427. ISSN 1543-5008Full text not available from this repository.
The calcium ion is firmly established as a ubiquitous intracellular second messenger in plants. At their simplest, Ca2+-based signaling systems are composed of a receptor, a system for generating the increase in [Ca2+]cyt, downstream components that are capable of reacting to the increase in [Ca2+]cyt, and other cellular systems responsible for returning [Ca2+]cyt to its prestimulus level. Here we review the various mechanisms responsible for generating the stimulus-induced increases in [Ca2+]cyt known as Ca2+ signals. We focus particularly on the mechanisms responsible for generating [Ca2+]cyt oscillations and transients and use Nod Factor signaling in legume root hairs and stimulus-response coupling in guard cells to assess the physiological significance of these classes of Ca2+ signals.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Annual Review of Plant Biology|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering|
Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
|Deposited By:||Mr Richard Ingham|
|Deposited On:||22 Jul 2008 10:03|
|Last Modified:||30 Jun 2016 01:02|
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