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Ion Channels and Plant Stress Responses

  • Vadim Demidchik
  • Frans Maathuis
  • This book reviews the molecular and physiological properties of ion channels in relation to their functional role in plant stress responses and presents novel hypotheses on mechanisms underlying the encoding and transduction of stress stimuli in plants.


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-X
  2. Nobuyuki Uozumi, Julian I. Schroeder
    Pages 1-22
  3. Anna Amtmann, Mary J. Beilby
    Pages 23-46
  4. Philip J. White, Lea Wiesel, Martin R. Broadley
    Pages 47-67
  5. Anuphon Laohavisit, Julia M. Davies
    Pages 69-86
  6. Sergey Shabala, Igor I. Pottosin
    Pages 87-110
  7. Weihua Wu, Yi Wang, Sung Chul Lee, Wenzhi Lan, Sheng Luan
    Pages 111-135
  8. Christen Y. L. Yuen, David A. Christopher
    Pages 137-157
  9. Wei Ma, Keiko Yoshioka, Chris Gehring, Gerald A. Berkowitz
    Pages 159-174
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 233-237

About this book


This book aims to provide a range of perspectives on an area that is very topical at present in plant biology: the role of ion channels in plant stress responses. Functions of cation and anion channels in the sensing and encoding of major biotic and abiotic stimuli, stress signal transduction and metabolism adjustment are examined at the cellular and molecular levels. Particular emphases of the book are on new insights into plant Ca2+ signaling, salinity tolerance mechanisms, cyclic nucleotide gated channels and the regulation of stress reactions among oxygen-derived species.


Nucleotide Plant nutrition Regulation calcium ion channels metabolism reactive oxygen species salinity stress signaling

Editors and affiliations

  • Vadim Demidchik
    • 1
  • Frans Maathuis
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Biological SciencesUniversity of EssexColchester, EssexUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University of YorkBiology Department/Area 9YorkUnited Kingdom

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