Chemical basis of plant leaf movement

Minoru Ueda, Yoko Nakamura

研究成果: Short survey査読

42 被引用数 (Scopus)

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Nyctinastic plants open and close leaves with a circadian rhythm. Here we discuss chemical aspects of the mechanism of nyctinastic leaf movement. Nyctinastic plants from five different genera are known to contain species-specific leaf-opening and leaf-closing factors. The relative concentrations of leaf-closing and leaf-opening factors of the nyctinastic plant Phyllanthus urinaria change circadianly, suggesting that nyctinastic movement is regulated by two classes of circadianly regulated factors with opposing functions. A closing and an opening factor of Albizzia, when linked to a fluorescent dye, both specifically labeled motor cells of pluvini. A membrane fraction of pluvini contains proteins of 210 and 180 kDa that bind to a leaf-opening factor of Cassia mimosoides. The molecular identification of these proteins is underway.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)900-907
ページ数8
ジャーナルPlant and Cell Physiology
48
7
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2007 7月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 生理学
  • 植物科学
  • 細胞生物学

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