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Does GABA act as a signal in plants? : hints from molecular studies.

Roberts, Michael R. (2007) Does GABA act as a signal in plants? : hints from molecular studies. Plant Signaling and Behaviour, 2 (5). pp. 407-408.

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    Abstract

    GABA is a non-protein amino acid that accumulates rapidly in plant tissues in response to biotic and abiotic stress. There have been a number of suggestions as to the role that GABA might play in plants, ranging from a straightforward involvement in N metabolism to a signal mediating plant-animal and plant-microbe interactions. It has also been several proposed that it might function as an intracellular signalling molecule in plants. Here, we discuss recent evidence that plant cells respond at the molecular level to the presence of applied GABA. We argue that these data might serve as the basis for investigating the possible signalling role for GABA in plant development and stress responses in more detail.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Plant Signaling and Behaviour
    Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
    ID Code: 9480
    Deposited By: Dr Michael R Roberts
    Deposited On: 11 Jun 2008 16:48
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:16
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/9480

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