Coding and Decoding of Calcium Signals in Plants

  • Sheng Luan

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Anthony J. Trewavas
    Pages 1-6
  3. Christian Mazars, Patrice Thuleau, Valérie Cotelle, Christian Brière
    Pages 7-24
  4. Won-Gyu Choi, Sarah J. Swanson, Simon Gilroy
    Pages 41-61
  5. Alex A. R. Webb, Fiona C. Robertson
    Pages 63-77
  6. Anuphon Laohavisit, Julia M. Davies
    Pages 111-128
  7. Yohsuke Takahashi, Takeshi Ito
    Pages 129-146
  8. Irene S. Day, A. S. N. Reddy
    Pages 147-175
  9. Liqun Du, Tianbao Yang, Sathyanarayanan V. Puthanveettil, B. W. Poovaiah
    Pages 177-233
  10. Oliver Batistic, Kyung-Nam Kim, Thomas Kleist, Jörg Kudla, Sheng Luan
    Pages 235-258
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 259-265

About this book


Plants cannot move away from their environments. As a result, all plants that have survived to date have evolved sophisticated signaling mechanisms that allow them to perceive, respond, and adapt to constantly changing environmental conditions. Among the many cellular processes that respond to environmental changes, elevation of calcium levels is by far the most universal messenger that matches primary signals to cellular responses. Yet it remains unclear how calcium, a simple cation, translates so many different signals into distinct responses - how is the “specificity” of signal-response coupling encoded within the calcium changes?

This book will attempt to answer this question by describing the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the coding and decoding of calcium signals in plant cells.


calcium calcium sensors ion channels protein kinases signal transduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Sheng Luan
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Plant & Microbial BiologyUniversity of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

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