František Baluška, Stefano Mancuso, Dieter Volkmann (2006)

Communication in Plants:
Neuronal Aspects of Plant Life

Table of Contents

Introduction and Perspectives

Tony Trewavas: The green plant as an intelligent organism

František Baluška, Andrej Hlavacka, Stefano Mancuso, Dieter Volkmann, Peter W. Barlow: Neurobiological view of plants and their body plan

Peter W. Barlow: Charles Darwin and the plant root apex: closing the gap in plant living systems theory

Tsvi Sachs: How can plants choose the most promising organs?

Peter M. Neumann: The role of root apices in shoot growth regulation

Noni (V.E.) Franklin-Tong, S.G. Thomas: Signals and targets triggered by self-incompatibility in plants

Thorsten Nürnberger, Birgit Kemmerling: Signal perception and transduction in plant innate immunity

Matteo De Stefano, Alberto Ferrarini, Massimo Delledonne: Nitric oxide involvement in incompatible plant-pathogen interactions

María Luciana Lanteri, Magdalena Graziano, Natalia Correa-Aragunde, Lorenzo Lamattina: From cell division to organ shape: nitric oxide is involved in auxin-mediated root development

Susan Murch: Neurotransmitters, neuroregulators and neurotoxins in plants

Tobias Mueller, Wolfgang Koch, Daniel Wipf: Amino acid transport in plants and transport of neurotransmitter in animals, a common mechanism?

Aaron Fait, Ayelet Yellin, Hillel Fromm: GABA and GHB neurotransmitters in plants and animals

Matthew Gilliham, Malcolm Campbell, Dirk Becker, Christian Dubos, Romola Davenport: The Arabidopsis thaliana glutamate-like receptor family (AtGLR)

Elison B. Blancaflor, Kent D. Chapman: Similarities between endocannabinoid signaling in animal systems and N -Acylethanolamine (NAE) metabolism in plants

Stanley Roux, Charlotte Song and Collene Jeter: Regulation of plant growth and development by extracellular nucleotides

Vadim Demidchik: Regulation and physiological implications of plant nonselective cation channels

Elizabeth McCormack, Luis Velasquez, Nikki A. Delk, Janet Braam: Touch-responsive gene expression

Sergey Shabala: Oscillations in plants

Kazimierz Trebacz, Halina Dziubinska, Elzbieta Krol: Electrical signals in long-distance communication in plants

Rainer Stahlberg, Robert E Cleland, Elizabeth Van Volkenburgh: Slow wave potentials – a propagating electrical signal unique to higher plants

Eric Davies, Bratislav Stankovic: Electrical signals, the cytoskeleton, and gene expression: a hypothesis on the coherence of the cellular responses to environmental insult

Jörg Fromm, Silke Lautner: Characteristics and functions of phloem-transmitted electrical signals in higher plants

Stefano Mancuso, Sergio Mugnai: Long-distance signal transmission in trees

Alexander G. Volkov: Electrophysiology and phototropism

Edgar Wagner, Lars Lehner, Johannes Normann, Justyna Veit, Jolana Albrechtova: Hydro-electrochemical integration of the higher plant - basis for electrogenic flower initiation

Jeremy Rhodes, John Thain, David Wildon: Signals and signalling pathways in plant wound responses

Laura G. Perry, Tiffany L. Weir, Balakrishnan Prithiviraj, Mark W. Paschke, Jorge M. Vivanco: Root exudation and rhizosphere biology: multiple functions of a plant secondary metabolite

Velemir Ninkovic, Robert Glinwood, Jan Pettersson: Communication between undamaged plants by volatiles: the role of allelobiosis