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Communication in plants : neuronal aspects of plant life

Author: F Baluška; Stefano Mancuso; Dieter Volkmann
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2006.
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Authors from diverse backgrounds such as molecular and cellular biology, electrophysiology, as well as ecology treat the most important aspects of plant communication, including the plant immune  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: F Baluška; Stefano Mancuso; Dieter Volkmann
ISBN: 9783540284758 3540284753
OCLC Number: 66102218
Description: xxix, . 438 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: The Green Plant as an Intelligent Organism.- Neurobiological View of Plants and Their Body Plan.- Charles Darwin and the Plant Root Apex: Closing a Gap in Living Systems Theory as Applied to Plants.- How Can Plants Choose the Most Promising Organs?.- The Role of Root Apices in Shoot Growth Regulation: Support for Neurobiology at the Whole Plant Level?.- Signals and Targets Triggered by Self-Incompatibility in Plants: Recognition of "Self" Can Be Deadly.- Signal Perception and Transduction in Plant Innate Immunity.- Nitric Oxide Involvement in Incompatible Plant-Pathogen Interactions.- From Cell Division to Organ Shape: Nitric Oxide Is Involved in Auxin-Mediated Root Development.- Neurotransmitters, Neuroregulators and Neurotoxins in Plants.- Amino Acid Transport in Plants and Transport of Neurotransmitters in Animals: a Common Mechanism?.- GABA and GHB Neurotransmitters in Plants and Animals.- The Arabidopsis thaliana Glutamate-like Receptor Family (AtGLR).- Similarities Between Endocannabinoid Signaling in Animal Systems and N-Acylethanolamine Metabolism in Plants.- Regulation of Plant Growth and Development by Extracellular Nucleotides.- Physiological Roles of Nonselective Cation Channels in the Plasma Membrane of Higher Plants.- Touch-Responsive Behaviors and Gene Expression in Plants.- Oscillations in Plants.- Electrical Signals in Long-Distance Communication in Plants.- Slow Wave Potentials - a Propagating Electrical Signal Unique to Higher Plants.- Electrical Signals, the Cytoskeleton, and Gene Expression: a Hypothesis on the Coherence of the Cellular Responses to Environmental Insult.- Characteristics and Functions of Phloem-Transmitted Electrical Signals in Higher Plants.- Long-Distance Signal Transmission in Trees.- Electrophysiology and Phototropism.- Hydro-Electrochemical Integration of the Higher Plant - Basis for Electrogenic Flower Induction.- Signals and Signalling Pathways in Plant Wound Responses.- Root Exudation and Rhizosphere Biology: Multiple Functions of a Plant Secondary Metabolite.- Communication Between Undamaged Plants by Volatiles: the Role of Allelobiosis.
Responsibility: František Baluška, Stefano Mancuso, Dieter Volkmann (eds.).
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