Plant Electrophysiology

Signaling and Responses

  • Alexander G. Volkov

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Vladislav S. Markin, Alexander G. Volkov
    Pages 1-31
  3. Ruoting Yang, Scott C. Lenaghan, Yongfeng Li, Stephen Oi, Mingjun Zhang
    Pages 63-83
  4. Anders Johnsson, Vijay K. Sharma, Wolfgang Engelmann
    Pages 85-123
  5. Yasuhiro Ishimaru, Shin Hamamoto, Nobuyuki Uozumi, Minoru Ueda
    Pages 125-142
  6. Alexander G. Volkov, Vladislav S. Markin
    Pages 173-206
  7. Edgar Wagner, Lars Lehner, Justyna Veit, Johannes Normann, Jolana T.P. Albrechtová
    Pages 281-301
  8. J. Theo M. Elzenga
    Pages 323-337
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 371-377

About this book


This book, written by the leading experts in the field of plant electrophysiology, provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the current state of knowledge on electrical signaling and responses in plant physiology. It covers a significant interdisciplinary area for a broad range of researchers, emphasizing the physical, chemical, biological, and technological aspects of plant electrophysiology, while also demonstrating the role of electrochemical processes and ion channels in plant life cycles.

Separate chapters describe the electrophysiology of the Venus flytrap, the Telegraph plant, Mimosa pudica, and other interesting plant species. Subsequent sections focus on mechanisms of plant movement, the role of ion channels, morphing structures, and the effects of electrical signal transduction on photosynthesis and respiration. Further topics include the electrophysiology of plant-insect interactions, how plants sense different environmental stresses and stimuli, and how phytoactuators respond to them. All chapters analyze the generation and transmission of electrical signals in plants.


Bioelectrochemistry Ion Channels Membrane Transport Plant Biophysics Plant Electrophysiology Venus Flytrap

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander G. Volkov
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of ChemistryOakwood UniversityHuntsvilleUSA

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