Long-Distance Systemic Signaling and Communication in Plants, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3642364705
  • ISBN-13: 9783642364709
  • DDC: 571.742
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 419 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Our view of plants is changing dramatically. Rather than being only slowly responding organisms, their signaling is often very fast and signals, both of endogenous and exogenous origin, spread throughout plant bodies rapidly. Higher plants coordinate and integrate their tissues and organs via sophisticated sensory systems, which sensitively screen both internal and external factors, feeding them information through both chemical and electrical systemic long-distance communication channels. This revolution in our understanding of higher plants started some twenty years ago with the discovery of systemin and rapid advances continue to be made. This volume captures the current 'state of the art' of this exciting topic in plant sciences.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Long-Distance Signaling in Systemic Acquired Resistance.
2: Salicylic Acid-Induced Local and Long-Distance Signaling Models in Plants.
3: Long-Distance Signaling via Mobile RNAs.
4: Systemic Epigenetic Signaling in Plants.
5: Long-Distance Signals Produced by Water-Stressed Roots.
6: Oxygen Deficiency-Induced Root-to-Shoot Communication.
7: Systemic Signaling in the Maintenance of Phosphate Homeostasis.
8: Long-Distance Signaling of Iron Deficiency in Plants.
9: Strigolactones and the Coordinated Development of Shoot and Root.
10: Auxin as Long-Distance Signal Controlling Root Architecture in Response to Nitrogen.
11: Systemic Signalling in Legume Nodulation: Nodule Formation and Its Regulation.
12: Systemic Signaling in Light Acclimation of Leaves.
13: Systemic Photooxidative Stress Signalling.
14: Macromolecules Trafficking in the Phloem and Interorgan Communication.
15: Electrical Long-Distance Signaling in Plants.
16: Intercellular Communication in Plants: Evidence for an EMF-Generated Signal that Evokes Local and Systemic Transcriptional Responses in Tomato.
17: Systemic Wound Signaling in Plants.
18: Calcium as a Trigger and Regulator of Systemic Alarms and Signals along the Phloem Pathway.
19: The Role of Volatiles in Plant-Plant Interactions.