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Nitric Oxide Signalling in Plants

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Nitric oxide (NO) is a free radical ubiquitously participating in plant signalling networks. NO bioactivity has been observed during plant development, from seed germination to flowering and senescence, and in response to most of the environmental cues faced by plants during their lifespan. Although NO is now ...

Nitric oxide (NO) is a free radical ubiquitously participating in plant signalling networks. NO bioactivity has been observed during plant development, from seed germination to flowering and senescence, and in response to most of the environmental cues faced by plants during their lifespan. Although NO is now considered as part of the universal signalling toolbox of plant cells, the sources of NO and how the NO message is converted into a physiological response is still surprisingly obscure. The identification of NO primary targets and NO-regulated genes provides new opportunities to connect NO biochemistry and NO biology. Recent breakthroughs found by comparing NO signalling networks -from the generation of the NO message to its execution into a cellular response- in diverse physiological contexts, opens the way to unravelling how this simple molecule could trigger specific biological outcomes.
This Research Topic is expected to be an overview of the current research carried out on NO signalling in plants. Research topics will cover all aspects of NO biochemistry and biology from NO generation to biological responses. We welcome original research articles, methods articles, reviews, mini-reviews or perspective articles.


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