Acta Scientific Agriculture

Mini ReviewVolume 2 Issue 3

Plant Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress and Cellular Signaling

Hanan A Hashem*

Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

*Corresponding Author: Hanan A Hashem, Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Abbassia, Cairo, Egypt.

Received: January 10, 2018; Published: February 24, 2018

Citation: Hanan A Hashem. “Plant Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress and Cellular Signaling". Acta Scientific Agriculture 2.3 (2018).


  Environmental, biotic and abiotic stresses applied to plants are well known to induce oxidative stress in plant cells. These stresses alter plant metabolism, growth and development and, at their extremes, can lead to death. Recently, a number of studies have begun to examine the changes that occur within plant mitochondria following the induction of oxidative stress. The accumulation of reac- tive oxygen species and reactive nitrogen species, changes in protein abundance and their interactions in mitochondria following exposure to external stress, and the role of these changes in signaling beyond mitochondria, combine to define the importance of mitochondria as environmental sensors. In this mini-review we will spot light on the major metabolic changes occurred in plant mitochondria as induced by oxidative stress.

Keywords: Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress; Cellular Signaling; Reactive Oxygen Species

Copyright: © 2018 Hanan A Hashem. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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