MAP kinases in plant signal transduction.

H. Hirt*

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Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways are modules involved in the transduction of extracellular signals to intracellular targets in all eukaryotes. Distinct MAPK pathways are regulated by different extracellular stimuli and are implicated in a wide variety of biological processes. In plants there is evidence for MAPKs playing a role in the signaling of abiotic stresses, pathogens, plant hormones, and cell cycle cues. The large number and divergence of plant MAPKs indicates that this ancient mechanism of bioinformatics is extensively used in plants and their study promises to give molecular answers to old questions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalResults and problems in cell differentiation
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
A.Ya.S. acknowledges Professor R. Guidelli, University of Florence, and the CNR-Progetto Finalizzato Chimica Fine, Roma for providing the financial support for her stay at the University of Palermo. The authors acknowledge the International Science Foundation (grant no. MJI 000) and the MURST, Roma (60% funds) for providing the research grants.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology


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