Plants respond in complex ways to their environment, to their internal physiological status, and to the activity of other plants, pathogens, herbivores, and organisms. Plant Signaling 2000, a symposium sponsored by the Penn State Intercollege Graduate Program in Plant Physiology (May 18-20, 2000), explored the machinery underlying these responses and their potential for cross talk. We recount here some of the major themes emerging from this interdisciplinary symposium, which ranged from genetic and biochemical analyses of signaling pathways in Arabidopsis and other model plants to field studies of plants responding to insect damage.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Plant Science