Special Issue "Plasma-Membrane Transport in Plant 2022"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2023) | Viewed by 1297
Interests: stress physiology; membrane transport; extreme temperature; salinity stress; drought stress; oxidative stress
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Biologic membranes are indispensable components of living eukaryotic cells, which separate cytoplasm from the external medium and organelles from the cytoplasm, thus, underlying the unique environment in each of these subcellular compartments. They not only prevent the free movement of molecules, but also underlie a multitude of other essential functions, including nutrient acquisition, signal perception and processing, electrical phenomena, water balance, and ionic homeostasis. Membranes are also central in the perception of external stimuli from a constantly changing environment and the coordination of respective plant responses. Both mineral uptake and signaling are mediated by so-called transport proteins that “occupy” at least 5% of plant genome. These transport proteins are differentially expressed in various membranes and tissues. Numerous electrophysiological and molecular studies have been undertaken to understand how the membrane transport network and its individual components operate. This volume summarizes and reviews some of this work and provides a timely update in the field revealing the role, functional expression patterns, and regulatory modes of some plasma- and organelle-membrane-based cation and anion transporters that enables plant core functions, such as growth, development, and adaptive responses.
Prof. Dr. Sergey Shabala
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- ion channels
- ionic homeostasis
- water balance
- signal perception
- signal processing
- nutrient acquisition
- electrical phenomena