MAP Kinases in Plant Signal Transduction

  • Heribert Hirt
Part of the Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation book series (RESULTS, volume 27)


Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways are modules involved in the transduction of extracellular signals to intracellular targets in all eukaryotes. Distinct MAPK pathways are regulated by different extracellular stimuli and are implicated in a wide variety of biological processes. In plants there is evidence for MAPKs playing a role in the signaling of abiotic stresses, pathogens, plant hormones, and cell cycle cues. The large number and divergence of plant MAPKs indicates that this ancient mechanism of bioinformatics is extensively used in plants and their study promises to give molecular answers to old questions.


MAPK Pathway Extracellular Signal Aleurone Cell MAPK Gene Jasmonic Acid Pathway 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Heribert Hirt
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  1. 1.Institute of Microbiology and GeneticsVienna BiocenterViennaAustria

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