G protein signaling in the regulation of rice seed germination.

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Abstract

Seed germination and early seedling growth are regulated by an intricate network of hormonal signaling pathways. The plant hormones gibberellic acid (GA) and abscisic acid (ABA) are particularly important positive and negative regulators of these processes, respectively. In the cereal rice, mutant analysis has implicated heterotrimeric guanine nucleotide-binding protein (G protein) signaling in GA-stimulated expression of several genes, including expression of the gene encoding the hydrolytic enzyme alpha-amylase, which breaks down carbohydrate reserves and thus mobilizes nutrients that nourish the young seedling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)cm12
JournalScience's STKE : signal transduction knowledge environment
Volume2005
Issue number310
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 15 2005

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  • Medicine(all)

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