Plant Programmed Cell Death

Editors: Gunawardena, Arunika N., McCabe, Paul (Eds.)

  • A vital resource addressing the major themes in this rapidly expanding field
  • Richly illustrated with links to online video files to show and help researchers identify PCD in their system
  • Written by leading scholars from around the world​
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About this book

Programmed cell death (PCD) is a genetically encoded, active process which results in the death of individual cells, tissues, or whole organs. PCD plays an essential role in plant development and defense, and occurs throughout a plant’s lifecycle from the death of the embryonic suspensor to leaf and floral organ senescence. In plant biology, PCD is a relatively new research area, however, as its fundamental importance is further recognized, publications in the area are beginning to increase significantly. The field currently has few foundational reference books and there is a critical need for books that summarizes recent findings in this important area. This book contains chapters written by several of the world’s leading researchers in PCD. This book will be invaluable for PhD or graduate students, or for scientists and researchers entering the field. Established researchers will also find this timely work useful as an up-to-date overview of this fascinating research area.

About the authors

Dr. Arunika Gunawardena is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada. Over recent years the Gunawardena laboratory has pioneered the use of the beautiful lace plant, Aponogeton madagascariensis as a novel model organism for the study of programmed cell death. (http://pcdlab.biology.dal.ca).

Dr. Paul McCabe is Head of the Botany Programme at the School of Biology and Environmental Science at University College Dublin, Ireland. Dr. McCabe's research interests include the regulation of developmental cell fate and cell death determination. Dr. McCabe and his colleagues have used PCD morphology and in vitro cell cultures to study several aspects of plant programmed cell death.

Reviews

“This first book on programmed cell death in plants in a decade examines many aspects of these processes. Geared to advanced readers, it is a compilation of original reviews contributed by 30 authors, supported by more than 1,000 references … . The work is well illustrated with good use of color throughout … . Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners.” (L. C. Davis, Choice, Vol. 53 (8), April, 2016)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • An Overview of Programmed Cell Death Research: From Canonical to Emerging Model Species

    Dauphinee, Adrian N. (et al.)

    Pages 1-31

  • Mitochondrion and Chloroplast Regulation of Plant Programmed Cell Death

    Reape, Theresa J. (et al.)

    Pages 33-53

  • Life Beyond Death: The Formation of Xylem Sap Conduits

    Ménard, Delphine (et al.)

    Pages 55-76

  • Programmed Cell Death in Plant Immunity: Cellular Reorganization, Signaling, and Cell Cycle Dependence in Cultured Cells as a Model System

    Kurusu, Takamitsu (et al.)

    Pages 77-96

  • Vascular Aerenchyma and PCD

    Gladish, Daniel K.

    Pages 97-121

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plant Programmed Cell Death
Editors
  • Arunika N. Gunawardena
  • Paul McCabe
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-21033-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-21033-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-21032-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35201-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 306
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
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