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Signal transduction in vascular plants


Verhey, S. D., & Lomax, T. (1993). Signal transduction in vascular plants. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation, 12(4), 179-195. DOI: 10.1007/BF00213036

We review current evidence for the presence and activity in plants of several paradigmatic components of transmembrane signal transduction systems. Components considered include the second messengers calcium, inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate, and cyclic AMP; protein kinases and protein phosphatases; and G-proteins. At the current stage of development of the field of plant signal transduction, broad similarities between plant and the more well-studied animal systems are apparent. However, there also exist considerable differences in detail.