Gasotransmitters in Plants

The Rise of a New Paradigm in Cell Signaling

  • Lorenzo Lamattina
  • Carlos García-Mata

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Carbon Monoxide in Plant Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Qijiang Jin, Weiti Cui, Yanjie Xie, Wenbiao Shen
      Pages 3-19
  3. Hydrogen Sulfide in Plant Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Hua Zhang
      Pages 23-51
    3. Ana M. Laureano-Marín, Inmaculada Moreno, Ángeles Aroca, Irene García, Luis C. Romero, Cecilia Gotor
      Pages 53-75
  4. Nitric Oxide in Plant Growth and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Francisco J. Corpas, José M. Palma, Luis A. del Río, Juan B. Barroso
      Pages 79-93
    3. Pablo Albertos, Luis Sanz, Isabel Mateos, Inmaculada Sánchez-Vicente, Tamara Lechón, Guadalupe Fernández-Espinosa et al.
      Pages 95-116
    4. Natalia Correa-Aragunde, Ramiro París, Noelia Foresi, Cecilia Terrile, Claudia Casalongué, Lorenzo Lamattina
      Pages 117-136
    5. Christian Lindermayr, Kim Henrik Hebelstrup
      Pages 137-154
  5. Nitric Oxide-Modulated Signaling Mechanisms in Cell Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Abir U. Igamberdiev, Kim H. Hebelstrup, Claudio Stasolla, Robert D. Hill
      Pages 157-173
    3. J. C. Begara-Morales, G. J. Loake
      Pages 201-215
  6. Nitric Oxide in Plant–Microorganisms Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Claire Rosnoblet, Stéphane Bourque, Valérie Nicolas-Francès, Olivier Lamotte, Angélique Besson-Bard, Sylvain Jeandroz et al.
      Pages 219-238
    3. Imène Hichri, Alexandre Boscari, Eliane Meilhoc, Myriam Catalá, Eva Barreno, Claude Bruand et al.
      Pages 239-268
  7. Cross Roads of Information Between NO- and H2S-Modulated Signalling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Denise Scuffi, Lorenzo Lamattina, Carlos García-Mata
      Pages 271-287
    3. S. E. Bari, J. A. Olabe
      Pages 289-327
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 329-335

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.


CO H2S NO carbon monoxide endogenous gas homeostasis hydrogen sulphide intracellular signaling molecule nitric oxide

Editors and affiliations

  • Lorenzo Lamattina
    • 1
  • Carlos García-Mata
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de Investigaciones BiológicasUniversidad Nacional de Mar del Plata-CONICETMar del PlataArgentina
  2. 2.Instituto de Investigaciones BiológicasUniversidad Nacional de Mar del Plata-CONICETMar del PlataArgentina

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