Plant Signaling Peptides

  • Helen R. Irving
  • Christoph Gehring

Part of the Signaling and Communication in Plants book series (SIGCOMM, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Janet I. Wheeler, Helen R. Irving
    Pages 1-23
  3. Marc Somssich, Rüdiger Simon
    Pages 25-39
  4. Margret Sauter
    Pages 41-58
  5. Lee Hunt, Julie E. Gray
    Pages 93-106
  6. Tatyana Odintsova, Tsezi Egorov
    Pages 107-133
  7. Virginie Mortier, Ulrike Mathesius, Sofie Goormachtig
    Pages 135-162
  8. Thomas Boller, Pascale Flury
    Pages 163-181
  9. Chris Gehring, Helen R. Irving
    Pages 183-197
  10. Renu Srivastava, Stephen H. Howell
    Pages 199-215
  11. Sunil Sagar, Chris Gehring, Kenneth P. Minneman
    Pages 217-239
  12. Melinka A. Butenko, Markus Albert, Reidunn B. Aalen
    Pages 241-256
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 279-284

About this book


Plants have evolved with a complex array of signaling molecules to facilitate their growth and development and their interactions with the environment.  A vast number of different peptide molecules form an important but until recently often overlooked component amongst these signaling molecules.  Plant peptide signals are involved in regulating meristem growth and organogenesis, modulating plant growth and homeostatic responses.  They also have important roles as signals of imminent danger or pathogen attack.  This volume focuses on the roles of various peptide signaling molecules in development, defence and homeostasis.  As it is likely that further plant peptide signaling molecules remain to be discovered, the last section takes a practical look at methods to identify new peptides and characterise their functions.


homeostasis, plants meristem development organogenesis, plants plant growth plant signaling peptides

Editors and affiliations

  • Helen R. Irving
    • 1
  • Christoph Gehring
    • 2
  1. 1., Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical ScienMonash UniversityParkvilleAustralia
  2. 2., Division of Chemistry, Life Science and4700 King Abdullah University of ScienceThuwalSaudi Arabia

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