Plant Cell Monographs

The Plant Plasma Membrane

Editors: Murphy, Angus S., Peer, Wendy, Schulz, Burkhard (Eds.)

  • The first book to focus solely on the plant plasma membrane
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  • Provides a clear overview of the basics
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In plant cells, the plasma membrane is a highly elaborated structure that functions as the point of exchange with adjoining cells, cell walls and the external environment. Transactions at the plasma membrane include uptake of water and essential mineral nutrients, gas exchange, movement of metabolites, transport and perception of signaling molecules, and initial responses to external biota. Selective transporters control the rates and direction of small molecule movement across the membrane barrier and manipulate the turgor that maintains plant form and drives plant cell expansion. The plasma membrane provides an environment in which molecular and macromolecular interactions are enhanced by the clustering of proteins in oligimeric complexes for more efficient retention of biosynthetic intermediates, and by the anchoring of protein complexes to promote regulatory interactions. The coupling of signal perception at the membrane surface with intracellular second messengers also involves transduction across the plasma membrane. Finally, the generation and ordering of the external cell walls involves processes mediated at the plant cell surface by the plasma membrane. This volume is divided into three sections. The first section describes the basic mechanisms that regulate all plasma membrane functions. The second describes plasma membrane transport activity. The final section of the book describes signaling interactions at the plasma membrane. These topics are given a unique treatment in this volume, as the discussions are restricted to the plasma membrane itself as much as possible. A more complete knowledge of the plasma membrane’s structure and function is essential to current efforts to increase the sustainability of agricultural production of food, fiber, and fuel crops.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Lipids of the Plant Plasma Membrane

    Furt, Fabienne (et al.)

    Pages 3-30

  • Plasma Membrane Protein Trafficking

    Peer, Wendy Ann

    Pages 31-56

  • The Plasma Membrane and the Cell Wall

    Sampathkumar, Arun (et al.)

    Pages 57-85

  • Plasmodesmata and Noncell Autonomous Signaling in Plants

    Lee, Jung-Youn (et al.)

    Pages 87-107

  • Posttranslational Modifications of Plasma Membrane Proteins and Their Implications for Plant Growth and Development

    Luschnig, Christian (et al.)

    Pages 109-128

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Plant Plasma Membrane
Editors
  • Angus S. Murphy
  • Wendy Peer
  • Burkhard Schulz
Series Title
Plant Cell Monographs
Series Volume
19
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-13431-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-13431-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-13430-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26529-7
Series ISSN
1861-1370
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 494
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