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The generation of calcium signals in plants.

Hetherington, Alistair M. and Brownlee, Colin (2004) The generation of calcium signals in plants. Annual review of Plant Biology, 55. pp. 401-427. ISSN 1543-5008

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
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
ID Code: 10667
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 22 Jul 2008 10:03
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 10:56
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/10667

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