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Reactive Oxygen Species in Plant Signaling

  • Luis Alfonso Rio
  • Alain Puppo


  • Presents recent advances in the field of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in plants highlighting new data and concepts


Part of the Signaling and Communication in Plants book series (SIGCOMM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Izumi C. Mori, Yoshiyuki Murata, Misugi Uraji
    Pages 25-42
  3. Elizabeth Bell, Seiji Takeda, Liam Dolan
    Pages 43-53
  4. Jasmine Pham, Radhika Desikan
    Pages 55-71
  5. Alfonso Ros Barceló, V. Gómez Ros Laura
    Pages 73-93
  6. Luis A. del Río, Luisa M. Sandalio, Francisco J. Corpas, María C. Romero-Puertas, José M. Palma
    Pages 95-111
  7. G. Paul Bolwell, Arsalan Daudi
    Pages 113-133
  8. Karine Mandon, Nicolas Pauly, Alexandre Boscari, Renaud Brouquisse, Pierre Frendo, Bruce Demple et al.
    Pages 135-147
  9. Sandy Vanderauwera, Frank A. Hoeberichts, Frank Van Breusegem
    Pages 149-164
  10. Yael Harir, Ron Mittler
    Pages 165-174
  11. Luisa M. Sandalio, María Rodríguez-Serrano, Luis A. del Río, María C. Romero-Puertas
    Pages 175-189
  12. Kirk Overmyer, Michael Wrzaczek, Jaakko Kangasjärvi
    Pages 191-207
  13. Françoise Simon-Plas, Sébastien Mongr
    Pages 209-220
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 241-245

About this book


Until recent years the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) was generally considered to be a harmful process and a generator of oxidative stress. But more recently this concept has been re-evaluated and the term "oxidative signaling" was coined (Foyer and Noctor, 2005). This means that ROS generation is also an important component of the signaling network of plants. Results obtained during the last decade have highlighted that ROS are key regulators of plant metabolism, morphology and development which are also used by plants to respond to environmental challenges. The role of ROS as signals for gene expression has been established, and ROS also modulate the activity of key signaling compounds such as MAP kinases. The volume of research into the roles of ROS in plants is currently growing and the purpose of this book is to present recent advances in this field. The constitutive chapters are arranged around four main topics:

- The generation of ROS and their network signaling, including the retrograde signaling from the chloroplast to the nucleus and the cross-talk with hormone signaling

-The signaling role of ROS produced in some sub-cellular compartments

-The role of ROS in plant growth, development, functioning and stress acclimation

-Their role in biotic and abiotic interactions


Cadmium Chloroplast Expression Pathogen Plant Cell Biology Plant Molecular Biology Plant Physiology Plant Signaling Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) gene expression metabolism

Editors and affiliations

  • Luis Alfonso Rio
  • Alain Puppo

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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Reactive Oxygen Species in Plant Signaling
  • Editors Luis A. del Río
    Alain Puppo
  • Series Title Signaling and Communication in Plants
  • Series Abbreviated Title Signaling,Communication in Plants
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-00389-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-24261-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-00390-5
  • Series ISSN 1867-9048
  • Series E-ISSN 1867-9056
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 246
  • Number of Illustrations 21 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Physiology
    Plant Biochemistry
    Plant Sciences
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