Hormone recognition in plants

Gerard F Katekar, David Winkler, Art E Geissler

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It is axiomatic that for a substance to produce an effect in a biological organism, there must be some interaction between its molecules and certain counterparts in the organism. In the case of a hormone, the substance is made by the organism itself, and it is there to control specific functions. To have any value, therefore, these counterparts must be able to interact with the hormone only, and not with other substances, including other hormones, which may be present. In other words, the counterparts - receptors - have a recognition characteristic. This would hold regardless of how the effect is achieved, or the nature of the effect.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlant Hormone Receptors
EditorsDieter Klambt
Place of PublicationBerlin Germany
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783642727795
ISBN (Print)9783642727818
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameNATO Advanced Science Institutes (ASI) Series
PublisherSpringer-Verlag in conjunction with NATO Scientific Affairs Division
ISSN (Print)978364272
ISSN (Electronic)978364272

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