1st Edition

Neurotransmitters in Plant Life

ISBN 9781578081424
Published January 7, 2001 by CRC Press
292 Pages

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Book Description

The book examines the functions of the neurotransmitters acetylcholine and biogenic amines dopamine, noradrenaline, serotonin, and histamine in plant organisms. Also addressed are how many plant reactions are sensitive to neurotransmitters and their significance in the field of medicine. Papers in the collecting describe participation of the components of animal cholinergic and aminergic regulatory systems in the functioning of many plant processes within and outside the cell, from changes in ion permeability of membranes, energetics, and metabolism to complex processes such as fertilization, motility, and finally germination, growth, and morphogenesis.

Table of Contents

Neuromediators, their Synthesis, and Metabolism; Response of Plants to Acetylcholine and Biogenic Amines; The Regulatory Systems with Participation of Neuromediators; Physiological Role of Neurotransmitters in Plants; Appendix 1: List of Some Pharmacologically Important Plants Containing Neuromediators and their Derivatives; Appendix 2: Assays of Plant Studies

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