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Calcium Transport Elements in Plants

  • ID: 5137702
  • Book
  • January 2021
  • 400 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

Calcium transport elements are involved in various structural, physiological and biochemical processes or signal transduction pathways in response to various abiotic and biotic stimuli. They function by mediating the transport of calcium ions (Ca2+) across cell membranes. Since the Ca2+ concentration varies in various cell parts and in response to numerous stimuli, plants have evolved several Ca2+ transports elements to regulate the concentration of Ca2+ within the cell. Development of high throughput sequencing technology has favored the identification and characterization of numerous gene families in plants in the recent years, including the calcium transport elements.

Introductory chapters include the role of calcium in plant development and stress signaling, the mechanism of Ca2+ homeostasis across plant membranes and the evolution of Ca2+/cation antiporter (CaCA) superfamily proteins. Subsequent chapters discuss genome-wide analysis of Annexins and their roles in plants, the roles of calmodulin in abiotic stress responses, calcium transport in relation to plant nutrition/biofortification and much more.

Written by leading experts in the field, this title is an essential resource for students and researchers that need all of the information on calcium transport elements in one place.

  • A complete compilation of detailed information on Ca2+ efflux and influx transporters in plants
  • Discusses the mode of action of calcium transport elements and their classification
  • Explores the indispensable role of Ca2+ in the numerous developmental and stress related pathways
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1. An introduction to the calcium transport elements in plants 2. Calcium-cytoskeleton signalling induced modification of plant development 3. Mechanism of Ca2+ homeostasis across the plant membranes 4. Calcium transport elements in model and crop plants 5. Evolution of Ca2+ transporters in plants 6. Cation/H+ exchanger (CAX) in plants: roles in development and stress response 7. Role of Ca2+ ATPases in calcium homeostasis in plants during development and stress 8. Cation/Ca2+ exchanger (CCX) protein function in plants 9. The Na+/Ca2+ exchanger like proteins from plants: an overview 10. Ca2+ channels and transporters in plants under salinity stress 11. An overview of Annexins in plants 12. Multimember CNGC family in plants: Role in development and stress management 13. Functional analysis of glutamate receptor-like channels in plants 14. Calmodulin and Calmodulin-like Ca2+ binding proteins as molecular players of abiotic stress response in plants 15. Calmodulin-binding Transcription Activator (CAMTA)/ factors in plants 16. Mechanosensitive ion channels in plants 17. CBL and CIPK interaction in plants for calcium mediated stress response 18. Calcium signalling network in abiotic stress tolerance in plants 19. Role of calcium nutrition on product quality and disorder susceptibility of horticultural crops: processes and strategies for biofortification 20. A comparison between calcium transport mechanisms in plants and bacteria 21. Calcium transport in chloroplast and mitochondria of plant cell 22. Calcium uptake and translocation in plants 23. Interaction between Ca2+ and ROS signalling in plant cell 24. Methods for detection and measurement of Calcium in plants 25. Application of Calcium transport elements in plant improvement: a future perspective

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Upadhyay, Santosh Kumar
Dr. Upadhyay is working as Assistant Professor of Botany at Panjab University, Chandigarh. He has been working in the area of Plant systems biology and functional genomics. He has authored 47 peer reviewed research publication in various international journals, six international patents and more than 10 book chapters. His research group is involved in molecular characterization of various defense related proteins including receptor like kinases, ROS detoxifying enzymes, calcium transport elements, and long non-coding RNAs from cereal crop wheat and horticultural crop grapes. He is also working as editor in various international journals.
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