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Transporters and Pumps in Plant Signaling

  • Markus Geisler
  • Kees Venema
  • 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


Part of the Signaling and Communication in Plants book series (SIGCOMM, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Membranes and Water Transport

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gerd Patrick Bienert, François Chaumont
      Pages 3-36
  3. Signaling Related to Ion Transport

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. A. T. Fuglsang, J. Paez-Valencia, R. A. Gaxiola
      Pages 39-64
    3. José M. Pardo, Francisco Rubio
      Pages 65-98
    4. S. Thomine, V. Lanquar
      Pages 99-131
    5. Jon K. Pittman, Maria Cristina Bonza, Maria Ida De Michelis
      Pages 133-161
  4. Nutrient Transport

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Nick Chapman, Tony Miller
      Pages 165-190
    3. Lenin Sánchez-Calderón, Alejandra Chacón-López, Fulgencio Alatorre-Cobos, Marco Antonio Leyva-González, Luis Herrera-Estrella
      Pages 191-224
    4. Christina Kühn
      Pages 225-251
  5. Signaling Molecules

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. J. Petrášek, K. Malínská, E. Zažímalová
      Pages 255-290
  6. Membrane Structures and Development, Trafficking and Lipid-Transporter Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Karin Schumacher, Melanie Krebs
      Pages 293-312
    3. Rosa L. López-Marqués, Danny M. Sørensen, Michael G. Palmgren
      Pages 313-326
    4. Frederica L. Theodoulou, Xuebin Zhang, Carine De Marcos Lousa, Yvonne Nyathi, Alison Baker
      Pages 327-351
    5. F. Simon-Plas, S. Mongrand, D. Wipf
      Pages 353-377
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 379-386

About this book


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.


plant development pumps, plants signal transduction transport regulation transporters, plants

Editors and affiliations

  • Markus Geisler
    • 1
  • Kees Venema
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Plant Biology, Laboratory for Molecular Plant PhysiologUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Estación Experimental del Zaidín, Depto. Bioquímica, Biología Celular yCSIC GranadaGranadaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Transporters and Pumps in Plant Signaling
  • Editors Markus Geisler
    Kees Venema
  • Series Title Signaling and Communication in Plants
  • Series Abbreviated Title Signaling,Communication in Plants
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-14368-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-26548-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-14369-4
  • Series ISSN 1867-9048
  • Series E-ISSN 1867-9056
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 388
  • Number of Illustrations 13 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Physiology
    Plant Biochemistry
    Plant Sciences
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