Information Integration and Communication in Plant Growth Regulation

Juthamas Chaiwanon, Wenfei Wang, Jia Ying Zhu, Eunkyoo Oh, Zhi Yong Wang

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Plants are equipped with the capacity to respond to a large number of diverse signals, both internal ones and those emanating from the environment, that are critical to their survival and adaption as sessile organisms. These signals need to be integrated through highly structured intracellular networks to ensure coherent cellular responses, and in addition, spatiotemporal actions of hormones and peptides both orchestrate local cell differentiation and coordinate growth and physiology over long distances. Further, signal interactions and signaling outputs vary significantly with developmental context. This review discusses our current understanding of the integrated intracellular and intercellular signaling networks that control plant growth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1257-1268
Number of pages12
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 10
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health ( 5 R01GM066258 ) and the Division of Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences, Office of Basic Energy Sciences of the US Department of Energy ( DE-FG02-08ER15973 ) to Z-Y.W, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (J.C. and W.W), and Ratchadaphiseksomphot Endowment Fund (J.C.). The authors thank Dr. Joanne Chory for comments on the manuscript. We apologize to the scientists whose important works are not cited here due to space limitation.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 Elsevier Inc.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology


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