Phytosensors and phytoactuators

A. G. Volkov, M. I. Volkova, V. S. Markin

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Abstract

Plants continuously sense a wide variety of perturbations and produce various responses known as tropisms in plants. It is essential for all plants to have survival sensory mechanisms and actuators responsible for a specific plant response process. Plants are ideal adaptive structures with smart sensing capabilities based on different types of tropisms, such as chemiotropism, geotropism, heliotropism, hydrotropism, magnetotropism, phototropism, thermotropism, electrotropism, thigmotropism, and host tropism. Plants can sense mechanical, electrical and electromagnetic stimuli, gravity, temperature, direction of light, insect attack, chemicals and pollutants, pathogens, water balance, etc. Here we show how plants sense different environmental stresses and stimuli and how phytoactuators response to them. Plants generate various types of intracellular and intercellular electrical signals in response to these environmental changes. This field has both theoretical and practical significance because these phytosensors and phytoactuators employ new principles of stimuli reception and signal transduction and play a very important role in the life of plants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChemical Sensors 10 -and- MEMS/NEMS 10
Pages3-11
Number of pages9
Edition12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
EventSymposia on Chemical Sensors 10 - Chemical and Biological Sensors and Analytical Systems and Microfabricated and Nanofabricated Systems for MEMS/NEMS 10 - 222nd ECS Meeting/PRiME 2012 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Oct 7 2012Oct 12 2012

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
Number12
Volume50
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737

Other

OtherSymposia on Chemical Sensors 10 - Chemical and Biological Sensors and Analytical Systems and Microfabricated and Nanofabricated Systems for MEMS/NEMS 10 - 222nd ECS Meeting/PRiME 2012
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period10/7/1210/12/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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