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Second messengers in guard cells.

Leckie, C. P. and McAinsh, Martin R. and Montgomery, L. T. and Priestly, A. J. and Staxén, I. and Webb, A. A. R. and Hetherington, Alistair M. (1998) Second messengers in guard cells. Journal of Experimental Botany, 49 (Specia). pp. 339-349. ISSN 1460-2431

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Abstract

Experimental investigations of stomatal guard cells have provided valuable insights into the mechanisms which may underlie signalling in plants. To date a variety of second messengers/signalling elements have been implicated in the control of guard cell physiology and in the perception of important physiological stimuli which affect this cell type. The present paper examines such evidence, placing particular emphasis on the role of calcium-mobilizing second messengers. The possibility that several distinct signalling pathways may operate in the guard cell is discussed, as are the important implications that this may have for signalling in this and other plant cell systems.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Experimental Botany
Uncontrolled Keywords: Guard cells ; signalling pathways ; InsP3 ; cADPR ; calcium ; specificity ; abscisic acid ; electrophysiology
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
ID Code: 26847
Deposited By: Dr Martin R McAinsh
Deposited On: 31 Jul 2009 09:37
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 16:36
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/26847

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