The Physiology of Characean Cells

Authors: Beilby, Mary J., Casanova, Michelle T.

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This book describes the unique characean experimental system, which provides a simplified model for many aspects of the physiology, transport and electrophysiology of higher plants. The first chapter offers a thorough grounding in the morphology, taxonomy and ecology of Characeae plants. Research on characean detached cells in steady state is summarised in Chapter 2, and Chapter 3 covers characean detached cells subjected to calibrated and mostly abiotic types of stress: touch, wounding, voltage clamp to depolarised and hyperpolarised potential difference levels, osmotic and saline stress. Chapter 4 highlights cytoplasmic streaming, cell-to-cell transport, gravitropism, cell walls and the role of Characeae in phytoremediation. The book is intended for researchers and students using the characean system and will also serve as an invaluable reference resource for electrophysiologists working on higher plants.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • The Characean Plant

    Beilby, Mary J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-42

  • Detached Cells in Steady State: Electrophysiology and Transport

    Beilby, Mary J. (et al.)

    Pages 43-114

  • Electrophysiology of the Detached Cell Under Stress

    Beilby, Mary J. (et al.)

    Pages 115-164

  • The Whole Plant and Cell-to-Cell Transport

    Beilby, Mary J. (et al.)

    Pages 165-194

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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-51872-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Physiology of Characean Cells
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-40288-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-40288-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-40287-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51872-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 205
Number of Illustrations and Tables
72 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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