ABA signaling in stomatal guard cells: Lessons from Commelina and Vicia

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Abscisic acid (ABA) signaling mechanisms have been studied in a broad variety of plant species using complementary analyses, taking advantage of different methodologies suitable for each plant species. Early studies on ABA biosynthesis using Solanum lycopersicum mutants suggested an importance of ABA synthesis in stomatal closure. To understand ABA signaling in guard cells, cellular, biochemical and electrophysiological studies in Vicia faba and Commelina communis have been conducted, providing fundamental knowledge that was further reconfirmed by molecular genetic studies of Arabidopsis. In this article, examples of stomatal studies in several plants and prospects in ABA research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)477-487
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Plant Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011


  • ABA signaling
  • ABA synthesis
  • Abscisic acid (ABA)
  • Commelina communis
  • Protein kinase
  • Solanum lycopersicum
  • Stomata
  • Vicia faba

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science


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