Encoding specificity in Ca2+ signalling systems

M R McAinsh, A M Hetherington

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Ca2+ acts as a second messenger in many of the diverse range of signal-transduction pathways of plants. This raises fundamental questions regarding the mechanism(s) by which these pathways can be specific and how Ca2+-based signalling systems can be used to produce the graded physiological responses that are typical of many extracellular stimuli. Recent studies of stimulus-response coupling have begun to uncover some of the answers to these questions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-36
Number of pages5
JournalTrends in Plant Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1998


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