Cytology and Genetics

, Volume 51, Issue 2, pp 108–116 | Cite as

Plants and microgravity: Patterns of microgravity effects at the cellular and molecular levels

  • E. L. KordyumEmail author
  • D. K. Chapman


The article discusses the effects of real and simulated microgravity on certain cell components and processes, using, among others, the recently received new data. A substantial importance is given to the effect of microgravity on the state of cytoplasmic membrane, transcriptome and proteome, cell wall, and Ca2+-signaling in plant cells that are not specialized for the perception of gravity. The authors underline the exceptional significance of data about the organ-specific reactions of transcriptome and proteome to spaceflight conditions, which suggest novel integrated approaches to the solution of basic and applied problems in plant space biology.


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  1. 1.Kholodny Institute of BotanyNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKyivUkraine
  2. 2.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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