SpringerBriefs in Plant Science

GTPases

Versatile Regulators of Signal Transduction in Plants

Authors: Pandey, G.K., Sharma, M., Pandey, A., Shanmugam, T.

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G proteins are the key regulators for a wide range of cellular processes in animals and plants. In comparison to animals and yeast, plants have a single Rho-GTPase subfamily called Rho-like GTPases (ROPs). The ROP family of monomeric GTPases has emerged as a versatile and key regulator in plant signal transduction processes. During the past few years’ studies on plant RHO-type (ROP) GTPase have generated new insights into their role in diverse processes ranging from cytoskeletal organization, polar growth, development to stress and hormonal responses.  Studies have shown that plants have evolved specific regulators and effector molecules. ROP GTPases possess the ability to interact with these multiple regulator and effector molecules that ultimately determines their signaling specificity. Recently, genome wide studies in plants have shown that the Arabidopsis genome encodes 93, and rice has nearly 85 small GTPase homologs. And we have been able to identify four new homologs in the rice genome. Here, we focus on the complete phylogenetic, domain, structural and expression analysis during stress and various developmental processes of small GTPases in plants. The comparison of gene expression patterns of the individual members of the GTPase family may help to reveal potential plant specific signaling mechanisms and their relevance. Also, we are summarizing the role of currently known ROP GTPases and their interacting proteins with brief description, simultaneously, comparing their expression pattern based on microarray data. Overall, we will be discussing the functional genomic perspective of plant Rho like GTPases and their role in regulating several physiological processes such as stress, hormonal, pollen tube, root hair-growth and other developmental responses.​

About the authors

Girdhar K. Pandey

Department of Plant Molecular Biology

Delhi University South Campus

Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi

India

 Manisha Sharma

Department of Plant Molecular Biology

Delhi University South Campus

Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi

India

 Amita Pandey

Department of Plant Molecular Biology

Delhi University South Campus

Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi

India

 Thiruvekadam Shanmugam

Division of Biosciences and Bioinformatics

Myongji University

Kyunggi-do

Republic of South Korea

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Overview of G Proteins (GTP-Binding Proteins) in Eukaryotes

    Pages 1-7

    Pandey, Girdhar K. (et al.)

  • Overview of Small GTPase Signaling Proteins in Plants

    Pages 9-14

    Pandey, Girdhar K. (et al.)

  • Identification and Classification of Rho GTPases in Plants

    Pages 15-19

    Pandey, Girdhar K. (et al.)

  • Sequence, Structure, and Domain Analysis of GTPases in Plants

    Pages 21-30

    Pandey, Girdhar K. (et al.)

  • Expression of Small GTPases Under Stress and Developmental Conditions in Plants

    Pages 31-43

    Pandey, Girdhar K. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
GTPases
Book Subtitle
Versatile Regulators of Signal Transduction in Plants
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Plant Science
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-11611-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-11611-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-11610-5
Series ISSN
2192-1229
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 81
Number of Illustrations
18 illustrations in colour
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