Acquiring Control: The Evolution of Stomatal Signalling Pathways.
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IF: 22.012
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Cited by: 49
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Abstract

In vascular plants, stomata balance two opposing functions: they open to facilitate CO2 uptake and close to prevent excessive water loss. Here, we discuss the evolution of three major signalling pathways that are known to control stomatal movements in angiosperms in response to light, CO2, and abscisic acid (ABA). We examine the evolutionary origins of key signalling genes involved in these pathways, and compare their expression patterns between an angiosperm and moss. We propose that variation in stomatal sensitivity to stimuli between plant groups are rooted in differences in: (i) gene presence/absence, (ii) specificity of gene spatial expression pattern, and (iii) protein characteristics and functional interactions.

Keywords

CISI
Spatial Gene Expression
CO(2)
abscisic acid (ABA)
evolution
light
signalling pathway
stomata

MeSH terms

Abscisic Acid
Magnoliopsida
Plant Stomata
Plants
Water

Authors

Sussmilch, Frances C
Schultz, Jörg
Hedrich, Rainer
Roelfsema, M Rob G

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