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Phospholipases in Plant Signaling

  • Xuemin Wang

Part of the Signaling and Communication in Plants book series (SIGCOMM, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Plant Phospholipase Families and Derived Messengers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Xuemin Wang, Liang Guo, Geliang Wang, Maoyin Li
      Pages 3-26
    3. Xuemin Wang, Yuan Su, Yu Liu, Sang-Chul Kim, Brian Fanella
      Pages 69-92
    4. Hae Jin Kim, Stephen Beungtae Ryu
      Pages 109-118
  3. Phospholipase Signalling in Response to Environmental Stresses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Qun Zhang, Yana Qu, Wen Jing, Li Li, Wenhua Zhang
      Pages 121-134
    3. Gabriela Gonorazky, Ayelen M. Distéfano, Carlos García-Mata, Lorenzo Lamattina, Ana M. Laxalt
      Pages 135-158
  4. Phospholipases in Plant Biotic Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Susana Rivas, Thierry Heitz
      Pages 183-205

About this book


This volume focuses on recent advances in the biochemical and molecular analysis of different families of phospholipases in plants and their roles in signaling plant growth, development, and responses to abiotic and biotic cues.


The hydrolysis of membrane lipids by phospholipases produces different classes of lipid mediators, including phosphatidic acid, diacylglycerol, lysophospholipids, free fatty acids, and oxylipins.  Phospholipases are grouped into different families and subfamilies according to their site of hydrolysis, substrate usage, and sequence similarities.  Activating one or more of these enzymes often constitutes an early, critical step in many regulatory processes, such as signal transduction, vesicular trafficking, secretion, and cytoskeletal rearrangements.  Lipid-based signaling plays pivotal roles in plant stress responses, cell size, shape, growth, apoptosis, proliferation, and reproduction.


abiotic stress cytoskeleton lipid signaling plant defence plant stress response signal transduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Xuemin Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biology 223 Research BuildingUniversity of Missouri-St. Louis Donald Danforth Plant Science CenterSt. LoiusUSA

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