Advances in Plant Biology

Short and Long Distance Signaling

Editors: Kragler, Friedrich, Hülskamp, Martin (Eds.)

  • The recent progress on the isolation and characterization of a number of plasmodesmal proteins will lead to rapid advances in this field of study, and this book,as well as, the opportunity for pioneering discoveries in the field of cell-to-cell and long-distance signaling should certainly entice talented young scholars to join this frontier area of plant biology

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The ability of plants to exchange RNA molecules and transcription factors between cells and tissues is a relatively recent discovery. However, all areas of research such as plant development, metabolism, and plant pathogen interactions now realize the importance of this phenomenon. In this book, experts from the field of intercellular transport deal with various aspects on intercellular transport of viruses and plant endogenous macromolecules such as transcription factors, small silencing-induced and micro RNAs, and other RNAs and their function as signals. The aim of the book is to provide the basic information on the cell-to-cell transport mechanism and to give an overview of the current knowledge of this relatively new field of research. To quote the words of W.J. Lucas “…pioneering discoveries in this field of cell-to-cell and long-distance signaling should certainly entice talented young scholars to join this frontier area of plant biology” . He is certainly right as we got only a first glimpse on the cellular factors regulating intercellular transport and the functional diversity of the ever-increasing number of proteins and RNA molecules found to move between cells.

About the authors

Dr. Kragler is lecturer of plant cell biology at the University of Vienna and the University of Potsdam. After his postdoctorial research as a Schrödinger Fellow in the laboratory of W.J. Lucas at UC-Davis and as group leader at the Max. F. Perutz Laboratories in Vienna, Dr. Kragler joined in 2011 the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology in Golm, Germany. The main research topic of his group is on the function of intercellular transport of proteins and RNA in plants.

Dr. Hülskamp holds a Full Professorship at the Botanical Institute, University of Cologne. He did his PhD on developmental biology of Drosophila melanogaster and changed the topic during his postdoctoral time at the University of Munich working with G. Jürgens and Harvard University in the laboratory of R. Pruitt. In 1994 he joined the ZMBP University of Tübingen as a group leader and accepted the current position as a Full Professor in 1999. His main research interest is the intercellular communication between plant cell in the context of developmental processes. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Viral Studies Point the Way: Mechanisms of Intercellular Transport

    Peña, Eduardo (et al.)

    Pages 1-43

  • Embryogenesis As a Model System to Dissect the Genetic and Developmental Regulation of Cell-to-Cell Transport Via Plasmodesmata

    Zambryski, Patricia C. (et al.)

    Pages 45-60

  • Function and Identification of Mobile Transcription Factors

    Lee, Ji-Young (et al.)

    Pages 61-86

  • Cell-to-Cell Movement of Homeodomain Transcription Factors: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

    Xu, Xianfeng Morgan (et al.)

    Pages 87-98

  • Mechanism of Small RNA Movement

    Gursanscky, Nial R. (et al.)

    Pages 99-130

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Short and Long Distance Signaling
Editors
  • Friedrich Kragler
  • Martin Hülskamp
Series Title
Advances in Plant Biology
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-1532-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-1532-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-1531-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8885-0
Series ISSN
2363-8451
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 188
Topics