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Receptor-like Kinases in Plants

From Development to Defense

  • Frans Tax
  • Birgit Kemmerling
  • Recent research findings on individual receptor kinases function are presented

  • Focuses on the roles of receptor kinases, their signaling pathways, and the ways in which they are regulated

  • State-of-the-art contents


Part of the Signaling and Communication in Plants book series (SIGCOMM, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Yvonne Stahl, Rüdiger Simon
    Pages 23-39
  3. Anthony Bryan, Adriana Racolta, Frans Tax, Sarah Liljegren
    Pages 41-65
  4. Jia Li, Junbo Du, Kai He, Xiaoping Gou
    Pages 79-91
  5. Esben Bjørn Madsen, Jens Stougaard
    Pages 93-107
  6. Emily Indriolo, Daphne R. Goring
    Pages 125-143
  7. Milena Roux, Cyril Zipfel
    Pages 145-172
  8. Katharina Mueller, Georg Felix
    Pages 173-194
  9. Melinka A. Butenko, Reidunn Birgitta Aalen
    Pages 195-226
  10. Steven D. Clouse, Michael B. Goshe, Steven C. Huber
    Pages 227-251
  11. Martina Beck, Silke Robatzek
    Pages 253-274
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 309-313

About this book


Sequencing projects have revealed the presence of at least several hundred receptor kinases in a typical plant genome.  Receptor kinases are therefore the largest family of primary signal transducers in plants, and their abundance suggests an immense signaling network that we have only just begun to uncover.  Recent research findings indicate that individual receptor kinases fulfill important roles in growth and development, in the recognition of pathogens and symbionts or, in a few examples, in both growth and defense. This volume will focus on the roles of receptor kinases, their signaling pathways, and the ways in which these important signaling proteins are regulated. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Frans Tax
    • 1
  • Birgit Kemmerling
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of Molecular and Cellular BioUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2., Department of Plant BiochemistryUniversity of TuebingenTuebingenGermany

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