Table of contents
Carbon Monoxide in Plant Biology
Hydrogen Sulfide in Plant Biology
Nitric Oxide in Plant Growth and Development
Nitric Oxide-Modulated Signaling Mechanisms in Cell Responses
Nitric Oxide in Plant–Microorganisms Interactions
Cross Roads of Information Between NO- and H2S-Modulated Signalling
About this book
This book describes the three gasotransmitters nitric oxide (NO), hydrogen sulphide (H2S) and carbon monoxide (CO) and their function as intracellular signalling molecules in plants.
Common properties are shared by NO, H2S and CO: they are beneficial at low concentrations but hazardous in higher amounts; they are small molecules of gas; they can freely cross cell membranes; their effects do not rely on receptors; they are generated enzymatically and their production is regulated; their functions can be mimicked by exogenous application; and their cellular effects may or may not be mediated by second messengers, but have specific cellular and molecular targets.
In plants, many aspects of the biology of gasotransmitters remain completely unknown and generate intriguing questions, which will be discussed in this book.
Editors and affiliations
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40713-5
- Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
- Print ISBN 978-3-319-40711-1
- Online ISBN 978-3-319-40713-5
- Series Print ISSN 1867-9048
- Series Online ISSN 1867-9056
- About this book