Signaling and Communication in Plants

Biocommunication of Plants

Editors: Witzany, Guenther, Baluška, František (Eds.)

  • This volume documents how plant ecosphere inhabitants communicate with each other to coordinate their behavioral patterns and shows the role of viruses in this highly dynamic interactional networks
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Plants are sessile, highly sensitive organisms that actively compete for environmental resources both above and below the ground. They assess their surroundings, estimate how much energy they need for particular goals, and then realise the optimum variant. They take measures to control certain environmental resources. They perceive themselves and can distinguish between ‘self’ and ‘non-self’. They process and evaluate information and then modify their behaviour accordingly. These highly diverse competences are made possible by parallel sign(alling)-mediated communication processes within the plant body (intraorganismic), between the same, related and different species (interorganismic), and between plants and non-plant organisms (transorganismic). Intraorganismic communication involves sign-mediated interactions within cells (intracellular) and between cells (intercellular). This is crucial in coordinating growth and development, shape and dynamics. Such communication must function both on the local level and between widely separated plant parts. This allows plants to coordinate appropriate response behaviours in a differentiated manner, depending on their current developmental status and physiological influences. Lastly, this volume documents how plant ecosphere inhabitants communicate with each other to coordinate their behavioural patterns, as well as the role of viruses in these highly dynamic interactional networks.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Key Levels of Biocommunication in Plants

    Guenther, Witzany

    Pages 1-9

  • Information, Noise and Communication: Thresholds as Controlling Elements in Development

    Trewavas, Anthony

    Pages 11-35

  • Plant Hormones and Metabolites as Universal Vocabulary in Plant Defense Signaling

    Balmer, Dirk (et al.)

    Pages 37-50

  • Gravity Sensing, Interpretation, and Response

    Moirta, Miyo Terao (et al.)

    Pages 51-66

  • Jasmonates in Plant Defense Responses

    Chehab, E. Wassim (et al.)

    Pages 67-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biocommunication of Plants
Editors
  • Guenther Witzany
  • František Baluška
Series Title
Signaling and Communication in Plants
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-23524-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-23524-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-23523-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44895-9
Series ISSN
1867-9048
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 386
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