CALCIUM SIGNALLING

Chloroplast calcium signalling quenches a thirst

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Ion channels and transporters can integrate environmental cues in the cell. In addition to governing calcium homeostasis, a chloroplast envelope-localized calcium channel is now characterized to implicate chloroplast calcium signalling in drought tolerance.

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Fig. 1: Chloroplast calcium signals downstream of cMCU alter stomatal closure and shape the drought response.

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Stael, S. Chloroplast calcium signalling quenches a thirst. Nat. Plants 5, 559–560 (2019) doi:10.1038/s41477-019-0435-7

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