Signaling and Communication in Plants

Transporters and Pumps in Plant Signaling

Editors: Geisler, Markus, Venema, Kees (Eds.)

  • With contributions by international experts
  • Gives an up-to-date overview of the role of transporters and pumps in regulation of movement, long-range transport and compartmentalization of water, solutes, nutrients and classical signaling molecules
  • The emphasis is on the regulation of transport activity and the involvement of transport systems in sensing and signaling pathways determining growth and development
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Due to their sessile lifestyle, plants need to efficiently adapt to changing environmental conditions during their life cycle. Nutrient acquisition from the soil has to be able to adapt to considerable fluctuations in concentrations to ensure adequate distribution between tissues, cells and organelles. The storage and retrieval of nutrients, metabolites or toxic substances in vacuoles plays an important part in cellular homeostasis in plants. The long-range transport and maintenance of turgor is critically dependent on the availability of water and rate of evaporation, while at the same time photosynthetic products have to be transported to all plant parts. As a result plants contain a large number of ATP-dependent pumps and secondary transporters that, in order to adapt to the changing environment, need to be regulated by a complex network of sensing and signaling mechanisms. Plants share many basic elements of signal transduction with animals, but also contain plant-specific signaling molecules and mechanisms. In this volume, the role of transporters and pumps in the regulation of movement, long-range transport and compartmentalization of water, solutes, nutrients and classical signaling molecules is highlighted, and the function, regulation and membrane-transporter interaction and their roles in plant signaling controlling plant physiology and development are discussed.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Plant Aquaporins: Roles in Water Homeostasis, Nutrition, and Signaling Processes

    Bienert, Gerd Patrick (et al.)

    Pages 3-36

  • Plant Proton Pumps: Regulatory Circuits Involving H+-ATPase and H+-PPase

    Fuglsang, A. T. (et al.)

    Pages 39-64

  • Na+ and K+ Transporters in Plant Signaling

    Pardo, José M. (et al.)

    Pages 65-98

  • Iron Transport and Signaling in Plants

    Thomine, S. (et al.)

    Pages 99-131

  • Ca2+ Pumps and Ca2+ Antiporters in Plant Development

    Pittman, Jon K. (et al.)

    Pages 133-161

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transporters and Pumps in Plant Signaling
Editors
  • Markus Geisler
  • Kees Venema
Series Title
Signaling and Communication in Plants
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-14369-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-14369-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-14368-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26548-8
Series ISSN
1867-9048
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 388
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
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