Plant Cell Monographs

Cellular Aspects of Wood Formation

Editors: Fromm, Jörg (Ed.)

  • Covers basic processes of wood biosynthesis
  • Deals with the regulation of wood formation by endogenous and exogenous factors
  • Gives an overview of the basic processes of wood formation
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With today’s ever growing economic and ecological problems, wood as a raw material takes on increasing significance as the most important renewable source of energy and as industrial feedstock for numerous products. Its chemical and anatomical structure and the excellent properties that result allow wood to be processed into the most diverse products; from logs to furniture and veneers, and from wood chippings to wooden composites and paper. The aim of this book is to review advances in research on the cellular aspects of cambial growth and wood formation in trees over recent decades. The book is divided into two major parts. The first part covers the basic process of wood biosynthesis, focusing on five major steps that are involved in this process: cell division, cell expansion, secondary cell wall formation, programmed cell death and heartwood formation. The second part of the book deals with the regulation of wood formation by endogenous and exogenous factors.  On the endogenous level the emphasis is placed on two aspects: control of wood formation by phytohormones and by molecular mechanisms. Apart from endogenous factors, various exogenous effects (such as climate factors) are involved in wood formation. Due to modern microscopic as well as molecular techniques, the understanding of wood formation has progressed significantly over the last decade. Emphasizing the cellular aspects, this book first gives an overview of the basic process of wood formation, before it focuses on factors involved in the regulation of this process.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Xylem Development in Trees: From Cambial Divisions to Mature Wood Cells

    Fromm, Jörg

    Pages 3-39

  • Topochemical and Electron Microscopic Analyses on the Lignification of Individual Cell Wall Layers During Wood Formation and Secondary Changes

    Koch, Gerald (et al.)

    Pages 41-69

  • New Insights into Heartwood and Heartwood Formation

    Kampe, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 71-95

  • The Role of Hormones in Controlling Vascular Differentiation

    Aloni, Roni

    Pages 99-139

  • Transcriptional Regulation of Wood Formation in Tree Species

    Zhong, Ruiqin (et al.)

    Pages 141-158

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cellular Aspects of Wood Formation
Editors
  • Jörg Fromm
Series Title
Plant Cell Monographs
Series Volume
20
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-36491-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-36491-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-36490-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44679-5
Series ISSN
1861-1370
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 260
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