Peptide Signaling during Plant Reproduction

Min Jung Kim, Byeong Wook Jeon, Eunkyoo Oh, Pil Joon Seo, Jungmook Kim

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Plant signaling peptides are involved in cell–cell communication networks and coordinate a wide range of plant growth and developmental processes. Signaling peptides generally bind to receptor-like kinases, inducing their dimerization with co-receptors for signaling activation to trigger cellular signaling and biological responses. Fertilization is an important life event in flowering plants, involving precise control of cell–cell communications between male and female tissues. Peptide-receptor-like kinase-mediated signaling plays an important role in male–female interactions for successful fertilization in flowering plants. Here, we describe the recent findings on the functions and signaling pathways of peptides and receptors involved in plant reproduction processes including pollen germination, pollen tube growth, pollen tube guidance to the embryo sac, and sperm cell reception in female tissues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)822-835
Number of pages14
JournalTrends in Plant Science
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Aug


  • gametophyte
  • leucine-rich repeat
  • plant reproduction
  • pollen tube
  • receptor-like kinase
  • signaling peptide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science


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