Calcium Signalling in Plants.

P.D. Bickerton, J.K. Pittman

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    Ca2+ is an important signal transduction molecule that has been shown to regulate responses to a large number of environmental stimuli in plants and control many developmental processes. These stimuli induce the formation of Ca2+ signals within a cell, which are generated through the action of Ca2+ release and uptake from and into internal cellular stores or the apoplast by the activity of Ca2+ channels, pumps and exchangers. These signals take the form of elevations of Ca2+ with specificspatio-temporal characteristics which are thought to denote theinitial stimulus and mediate an appropriate cellular response. Information is therefore hypothesised to be encoded in these signals, which are decoded and relayed to downstream gene expression regulators and protein kinases via an array of Ca2+-binding sensor proteins.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationeLS
    Place of PublicationChichester
    PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd
    Publication statusPublished - May 2012


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