Lo Schiavo, F., Last, R.L., Morelli, G., Raikhel, N.V. (Eds.)
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998, IX, 321 pp. 68 figs., 1 colour plate.
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Reviews new advances in cellular studies of plant development
Covers both theoretical and experimental aspects
In the last few years there have been tremendous advances in the understanding of signals and signalling pathways that operate at the cellular level and lead to developmental processes. In 27 chapters, this volume investigates the cellular and molecular basis of plant development. It highlights the most recent progress on signals, machinery, and pathways in the plant cell. Emphasis is placed on integrating these studies with those on cell division, cell plate formation, and other aspects of plant development, in order to elucidate the intricate relationships between them.
1 Protein Sorting and Post-translation Modification.- Mechanisms for the Transport of Soluble Proteins to the Vacuole in Plants.- Aquaporins: Their Role and Regulation in Cellular Water Movement.- Transport of Cytoplasmically Synthesized Proteins into Chloroplasts.- 2 Membrane Channels and Pumps.- On the Structure and Function of Plant K+ Channels.- Integration of Ion Channel Activity in Calcium Signalling Pathways.- Protein Kinase and Phosphatase Regulation During Abscisic Acid Signaling and Ion Channel Regulation in Guard Cells.- 3 Signal Transduction.- UV and Blue Light Signal Transduction in the Regulation of Flavonoid Biosynthesis Gene Expression in Arabidopsis.- Molecular Approaches to Biochemical Purification: the COP9 Complex Paradigm.- 4 Transcriptional and Post-transcriptional Pathways.- Silencing of Gene Expression in the Anthocyanin Regulatory Gene Families.- Quelling: Transgene-Induced Gene Silencing in Neurospora crassa.- Import and Editing of Plant Mitochondrial Transfer RNAs.- mRNA Decay Machinery in Plants: Approaches and Potential Components.- 5 The Regulation and Manipulation of the Biosynthetic Pathways.- Molecular Cloning and Characterization of two cDNAs Encoding Enzymes Required for Secondary Cell Wall Biosynthesis in Maize.- Dissecting Light Repression of the Asparagine Synthetase Gene (AS1) in Arabidopsis.- Genetic Approaches to Understanding the Regulation of Tryptophan Biosynthesis.- Indole Alkaloid Biosynthesis in Catharanthus roseus: the Establishment of a Model System.- 6 Embryogenesis.- Surface Control of Cell Polarity, the Plane of Cell Division, and Cell Fate in Fucus Embryos.- Induction and Progression of Somatic Embryogenesis.- Identification of Genes Expressed During Arabidopsis thaliana Embryogenesis Using Enhancer Trap and Gene Trap Ds-Transposons.- 7 Post-embryonic Development.- Clonal Analysis in Plant Development.- Laser Ablation in Arabidopsis Roots: a Tool to Study Cell-to-Cell Communication.- Homeodomain-Leucine Zipper Proteins in the Control of Plant Growth and Development.- 8 Cell-Cell Communication.- Self-Incompatibility: Self/Nonself Discrimination Between Pollen and Pistil.- Intercellular and Intracellular Trafficking: What We Can Learn from Geminivirus Movement.- Signaling During Legume Root Symbiosis.- Alternate Methods of Gene Discovery-the Candidate EST Approach and DNA Microarrays.- Use of Transient Expression in Plants for the Study of the “Gene-for-Gene” Interaction.