Interactions and intersections of plant signaling pathways

J Mol Biol. 1999 Oct 22;293(2):219-34. doi: 10.1006/jmbi.1999.2992.


Plant signal transduction is a rapidly expanding field of research, and during the last decade a wealth of insight into how plants perceive and transmit signals as part of normal development and in response to environmental cues has been and is continuing to be unraveled. Although ?signaling cascades are often viewed as linear chains of events it is now becoming increasingly apparent, through the use of cell biological, molecular and genetic approaches, that plant signal transduction involves extensive cross-talk between different pathways. The numerous interactions and intersections which take place are potentially important to modulate and balance the various inputs from different signaling cascades so that plants can integrate all this information to execute the proper developmental responses.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Carbohydrate Metabolism
  • Environment
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Plant
  • Light
  • Plant Development
  • Plant Growth Regulators / genetics
  • Plant Growth Regulators / physiology*
  • Plant Physiological Phenomena*
  • Plants / genetics
  • Plants / metabolism
  • Signal Transduction*


  • Plant Growth Regulators