424 pages | 32 Color Illus. | 68 B/W Illus.
New scientific data confirm the origin of neurotransmitters in the ancient ocean, whose inhabitants use the compounds in their relationships. One example is the algae Ulvaria, whose image is represented on the cover. During evolution, plant and microbial cells stored the neurotransmitters that play multifunctional roles today. Researchers have paid special attention to their functions in plants, the oxygen well of our planet.
This book provides powerful tools for both analyzing and manipulating organisms, considering the functions of neurotransmitters in plant cells and the practical application of knowledge about acetylcholine, catecholamines, serotonin, melatonin, histamine, gamma-aminobutyric acid and glutamine for ecology, agriculture, medicine and food industries. Neurotransmitters in Plants: Perspectives and Applications presents information on:
Occurrence and biosynthesis of neurotransmitters/biomediators in plants. Role of neurotransmitters in ontogeny of plant: In vivo and In vitro. Functions of neurotransmitters in Environmental Adaptation in Plants including Biotic and Abiotic Stresses. Approaches and methods to study plant regulatory systems with participation of Neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters in Food and Medicinal Plants and Their Implications to Human Health. Physiological Functions of Biogenic Amines in Plants, Food, and Human Health.