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Signal transduction: GABA receptor found in plants

GABA, a major brain neurotransmitter, was known to be important in plant development and stress responses. The discovery of an anion channel inhibited by GABA in wheat confirms its signalling role, indicating a convergent similarity between plants and animals.

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Figure 1: The effect of GABA on membrane potential in animal and plant cells.

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Žárský, V. Signal transduction: GABA receptor found in plants. Nature Plants 1, 15115 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nplants.2015.115

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