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Plant Physiol. 2001 Dec;127(4):1466-75.

Signal transduction in maize and Arabidopsis mesophyll protoplasts.

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  • 1Department of Molecular Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Wellman 11, 50 Blossom Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA. sheen@molbio.mgh.harvard.edu

Abstract

Plant protoplasts show physiological perceptions and responses to hormones, metabolites, environmental cues, and pathogen-derived elicitors, similar to cell-autonomous responses in intact tissues and plants. The development of defined protoplast transient expression systems for high-throughput screening and systematic characterization of gene functions has greatly contributed to elucidating plant signal transduction pathways, in combination with genetic, genomic, and transgenic approaches.

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