Plant physiology: redefining the enigma of metabolism in stomatal movement

Blatt, M. R. (2016) Plant physiology: redefining the enigma of metabolism in stomatal movement. Current Biology, 26(3), R107-R109. (doi:10.1016/j.cub.2015.12.025) (PMID:26859264)

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Abstract

Stomata open at the leaf epidermis, driven by solute accumulation in the surrounding guard cells. Transmembrane ion transport has long been recognised to contribute to this process. A new study makes it clear that guard cells also metabolise starch to accelerate opening.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Blatt, Professor Michael
Authors: Blatt, M. R.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology
Journal Name:Current Biology
Publisher:Elsevier (Cell Press)
ISSN:0960-9822
ISSN (Online):1879-0445
Published Online:08 February 2016

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