Signal processing and transduction in plant cells: the end of the beginning?

Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2001 Apr;2(4):307-14. doi: 10.1038/35067109.


Plants have a very different lifestyle to animals, and one might expect that unique molecules and processes would underpin plant-cell signal transduction. But, with a few notable exceptions, the list is remarkably familiar and could have been constructed from animal studies. Wherein, then, does lifestyle specificity emerge?

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Calcium Signaling
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Cell Membrane / metabolism
  • Electric Conductivity
  • Phenotype
  • Plant Cells*
  • Plant Development
  • Plant Physiological Phenomena*
  • Plant Proteins / metabolism
  • Plants / metabolism*
  • Signal Transduction*
  • Species Specificity


  • Plant Proteins