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Plants as Environmental Biosensors

Abstract Plants are continuously exposed to a wide variety of perturbations including variation of temperature and/or light, mechanical forces, gravity, air and soil pollution, drought, deficiency or surplus of nutrients, attacks by insects and pathogens, etc., and hence, it is essential for all plants to have survival sensory mechanisms against such perturbations. Consequently, plants generate [...]

Biosensors in plants

Abstract …Developmental biology is increasingly using mathematical models and yet few of these models are based on quantitative recordings. In particular, we know comparatively little about the endogenous concentrations or fluxes of signaling molecules such as the phytohormones, an area of great potential for new biosensors. There are extremely useful biosensors for some signals, but [...]