Communication in Plants: Neuronal Aspects of Plant Life

Springer Science & Business Media
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Plant neurobiology is a newly emerging field of plant sciences. It covers signalling and communication at all levels of biological organization – from molecules up to ecological communities. In this book, plants are presented as intelligent and social organisms with complex forms of communication and information processing.

Authors from diverse backgrounds such as molecular and cellular biology, electrophysiology, as well as ecology treat the most important aspects of plant communication, including the plant immune system, abilities of plants to recognize self, signal transduction, receptors, plant neurotransmitters and plant neurophysiology. Further, plants are able to recognize the identity of herbivores and organize the defence responses accordingly. The similarities in animal and plant neuronal/immune systems are discussed too. All these hidden aspects of plant life and behaviour will stimulate further intense investigations in order to understand the communicative plants in their whole complexity.

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Springer Science & Business Media
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Published on
Feb 15, 2007
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Pages
438
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ISBN
9783540285168
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Language
English
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Genres
Science / Life Sciences / Biochemistry
Science / Life Sciences / Botany
Science / Life Sciences / Cell Biology
Science / Life Sciences / Molecular Biology
Science / Life Sciences / Neuroscience
Science / Life Sciences / Zoology / General
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