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Ramakrishna, A. and Giridhar, P. and Ravishankar, G. A. (2011) Phytoserotonin. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 6 (6). pp. 800-809.

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Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; SER) is one of the wellstudied indoleamine neurotransmitters in vertebrates. Recently SER has also been reported in wide range of plant species. The precise function of SER at the physiological level, particularly growth regulation, flowering, xylem sap exudation, ion permeability and plant morphogenesis in plant system has not been clear. Though SER is found in different parts of plant species including leaves, stems, roots, fruits and seeds, the quantity of SER within plant tissues varies widely. SER has been recently shown as a plant hormone in view of its auxinlike activity. This brief review provides an overview of SER biosynthesis, localization, its role in plant morphogenesis and possible physiological functions in plants. This would certainly help to elucidate further the multiple roles of SER in plant morphogenesis. In the future it may form the basis for studies on involvement of SER in cellular signaling mechanisms in plants. Apart from these gaps in understanding the role of SER in ontogeny of plant physiology and ecological, adaptations have been emphasized. Thus, overall perspectives in this area of research and its possible implications have been presented.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: biosynthesis, growth regulation, occurrence, physiological functions, phytoserotonin, plant morphogenesis, serotonin
Subjects: 500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 10 Plants
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 16 Nutritive value > 02 Amino acids
Divisions: Plant Cell Biotechnology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2017 03:53
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2017 03:53
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/11249

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