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Intracellular Ca2+, K+, Cl-, and NO3- activities were measured with ion-selective microelectrodes in the liverwort Conocephalum conicum L. at rest, during dark/light changes, and in the course of action potentials triggered by light or electrical stimuli. The average free cytosolic Ca2+ concentration was 231 [plus or minus] 65 nM. We did not observe any(More)
The liverwort Conocephalum conicum with anion channels blocked by anthracene-9-carboxylic acid (A-9-C) and potassium channels blocked by tetraethylammonium (TEA) generates dose-dependent responses to illumination further called voltage transients (VTs). Unlike the action potentials in untreated Conocephalum thalli, VTs do not propagate and cannot be evoked(More)
Glass microelectrodes were inserted into Dionaea muscipula (Venus flytrap) lobes and the action potentials (APs) were recorded in response to a sudden temperature drop or a direct current (DC) application. The effect of potassium channel inhibitor, tetraethylammonium ion, was the lengthening of the depolarization phase of AP. APs were also affected by the(More)
Action potentials generated spontaneously (SAPs) and evoked by electrical stimulation (APs) in tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum L.) cv. Micro-Tom ABA-deficient mutants (sitiens—MTsit) and its wild type (MTwt) were characterized by continuous monitoring of electrical activity for 66 h and by application of an electrical stimulation supplied(More)
Glass microelectrodes were inserted into Physcomitrella patens gametophyte leaves and action potentials (APs) were recorded in response to sudden illumination as well as after darkening, i.e., when the dark-induced membrane depolarization crossed a threshold. Application of 5 mM La(3+) (a calcium channel inhibitor), 10 mM TEA(+) (a potassium channel(More)
Intracellular microelectrode measurements revealed that the liverwort Conocephalum conicum generates all-or-none action potentials (APs) in response to a sudden temperature drop. In plants with anion and potassium conductance blocked, dose-dependent voltage transients (VTs) were evoked by cold stimuli. These VTs did not propagate. When the external(More)
Glass microelectrodes were inserted into mesophyll cells of intact leaves from higher plants: Arabidopsis thaliana, Helianthus annuus and Vicia faba var minor, and transient membrane potential changes were recorded in response to a sudden temperature drop. The cold-induced potential changes were unaffected by an anion channel inhibitor(More)
Evoking of action potentials (APs) in the trap of Dionaea muscipula Ellis at intervals shorter than 20 s caused a gradual decrease in the amplitude of the APs. At longer intervals the amplitude was constant. The calcium ionophore A23187 (1 μM) caused a considerable decrease of AP amplitude. Pretreatment of a segment of the Dionaea trap with cyclopiazonic(More)
Quercetin is a very common flavonoid widely distributed in many plants. The flavonoid intake has been linked to the prevention of human diseases including cancer. Flavonoids possess also a broad spectrum of effects on plants. Quercetin is involved in Ca2+ transport and metabolism. The present study was designed to check the effects of quercetin alone and in(More)
BACKGROUND A plant is considered carnivorous if it receives any noticeable benefit from catching small animals. The morphological and physiological adaptations to carnivorous existence is most complex in plants, thanks to which carnivorous plants have been cited by Darwin as 'the most wonderful plants in the world'. When considering the range of these(More)