Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2018, Vol. 53 ›› Issue (4): 565-574.DOI: 10.11983/CBB17099

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Physiological Function and Mechanism of Hydrogen Sulfide in Plants

Shang Yuting, Zhang Nina, Shangguan Zhouping, Chen Juan*()   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Soil Erosion and Dryland Farming on the Loess Plateau, Northwest A & F University, Yangling 712100, China
  • Received:2017-05-16 Accepted:2017-08-30 Online:2018-07-01 Published:2018-09-11
  • Contact: Chen Juan
  • About author:† These authors contributed equally to this paper

Abstract: Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is the third gas signaling molecule after nitric oxide (NO) and carbon monoxide (CO) and is of great importance in many physiological activities in plants. H2S can promote plant photosynthesis, alleviate various stresses and promote plant growth and development. However, functional research of H2S in plants is relatively scarce. This article summarizes the latest research of the physicochemical properties, main physiological functions and mechanism of H2S and the interaction with other signaling molecules. Future prospects of H2S signaling are discussed.

Key words: hydrogen sulfide (H2S), signal molecule, physiological function, mechanism