Plant Cell Monographs

Plant Microtubules

Development and Flexibility

Editors: Nick, Peter (Ed.)

  • Completely updated and revised second edition
  • For those working in academia and applied science, the book gives the state-of-the-art of a fascinating field of cell biology
  • For graduates and advanced students, the book positions the most recent advances into a clear conceptual context
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About this book

Plant microtubules are key elements of cell growth, division and morphogenesis. In addition to their role in plant development and architecture, they have emerged as regulatory elements of signalling and important targets of evolution.

Since the publication of the first edition of Plant Microtubules in 2000, our understanding of microtubules and their manifold functions have advanced substantially. Consisting of the following three parts, this book highlights the morphogenetic potential of plant microtubules from three general viewpoints:

  • Microtubules and Morphogenesis: control of cell axis during division and expansion, cross-talk with actin filaments, mechanical properties of the cell wall.

  • Microtubules and Environment: the role of microtubules during the sensing or response of environmental factors such as pathogens or abiotic stresses.
  • Microtubules and Evolution: complexity and specialization of plant microtubules in the context of plant evolution.

For those working in academia and applied science, the state of the art of a fascinating field of cell biology is given; for graduate and advanced students the most recent advances are positioned into a clear conceptual context.

  

From the reviews of the first edition

"The overall impression on this book is a very good sum of knowledge gathered around plant microtubules. ... The readability is very good and the overall scientific level at which the co-ordinated Authors have written their contribution is good to excellent." (Annals of Forest Sciences)

"... a compact book, easy to handle with an excellent subject index. Illustrations and schematic models are highly instructive. ... It is highly recommendable." (Plant Science)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Control of Cell Axis

    Nick, Peter

    Pages 3-46

  • Crossed-Wires: Interactions and Cross-Talk Between the Microtubule and Microfilament Networks in Plants

    Collings, David A.

    Pages 47-79

  • Microtubules and the Control of Wood Formation

    Funada, Ryo

    Pages 83-119

  • Microtubules and Pathogen Defence

    Kobayashi, Issei (et al.)

    Pages 121-140

  • Microtubules and Viral Movement

    Heinlein, Manfred

    Pages 141-173

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eBook $229.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plant Microtubules
Book Subtitle
Development and Flexibility
Editors
  • Peter Nick
Series Title
Plant Cell Monographs
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-77178-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-77178-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-77175-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09588-7
Series ISSN
1861-1370
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIV, 269
Number of Illustrations and Tables
38 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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