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Neurotransmitters in Plant Life

By: VV Roshchina

210 pages, Figs, tabs

Science Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2001 | #116398 | ISBN: 1578081424
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Neurotransmitters acetylcholine and biogenic amines dopamine, noradrenaline: serotonin and histamine are present not only in animals, but also in plants. What are the functions of these compounds in plant organisms? How many plant reactions are sensitive to neurotransmitters? What is the significance of the phenomenon for human practice? This book attempts to answer all these questions.


Neuromediators, their synthesis and metabolism; response of plants to acetylcholine and biogenic amines; the regulatory systems with participation of neuromediators; physiological role of neurotransmitters in plants. Appendices: list of some pharmacologically important plants containing neuromediators and their derivatives; assays of plant studies.

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