Cysteine-Rich Peptides (CRPs) mediate diverse aspects of cell-cell communication in plant reproduction and development
Marshall, E., Costa, L. M. and Gutierrez-Marcos, José F.. (2011) Cysteine-Rich Peptides (CRPs) mediate diverse aspects of cell-cell communication in plant reproduction and development. Journal of Experimental Botany, Vol.62 (No.5). pp. 1677-1686. ISSN 0022-0957Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jxb/err002
Cell-cell communication in plants is essential for the correct co-ordination of reproduction, growth, and development. Studies to dissect this mode of communication have previously focussed primarily on the action of plant hormones as mediators of intercellular signalling. In animals, peptide signalling is a well-documented intercellular communication system, however, relatively little is known about this system in plants. In recent years, numerous reports have emerged about small, secreted peptides controlling different aspects of plant reproduction. Interestingly, most of these peptides are cysteine-rich, and there is convincing evidence suggesting multiple roles for related cysteine-rich peptides (CRPs) as signalling factors in developmental patterning as well as during plant pathogen responses and symbiosis. In this review, we discuss how CRPs are emerging as key signalling factors in regulating multiple aspects of vegetative growth and reproductive development in plants.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QK Botany|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Life Sciences (2010- )|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Experimental Botany|
|Official Date:||March 2011|
|Page Range:||pp. 1677-1686|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) , Royal Society , ESF/RTD Framework COST action, University of Warwick|
|Grant number:||BB/F008082 BB/E008585/1 (BBSRC), FA0903 (ESF/RTD Framework COST action)|
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