Plant Cell Monographs

Plant Microtubules

Potential for Biotechnology

Editors: Nick, Peter (Ed.)

  • First monograph that concentrates on the potential of plant microtubules for biotechnology and agriculture

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Manipulation of plant architecture is regarded as a new and promising issue in plant biotechnology. Given the important role of the cytoskeleton during plant growth and development, microtubules provide an important target for biotechnological applications aiming to change plant architecture.
This book introduces some microtubule-mediated key processes that are important for plant life and amenable to manipulation by either genetic, pharmacological or morphological rationales. In the first part, the role of microtubules in plant morphogenesis is reviewed. The second part covers their role in response to environmental factors. The third part deals with the tools that can be used for biotechnological manipulation.

Reviews

From the reviews:
"The overall impression of this book is a very good sum of knowledge gathered around plant microtubules. The scientific level of this book targets researchers and PhD. students readers. The readability is very good and the overall scientific level at which the co-ordinated authors have written their contributions is good to exellent." (Annals of Forest Science, France)

"The book edited by P. Nick largely succeeds in providing highly interesting information on microtubules as targets for biotechnological investigations. It is a compact book, easy to handle with an excellent subject index. Illustrations and schematic models are highly instructive. Overall this book will certainly be extensively read. It is a very useful and valuable publication for scientists and senior graduate students working on plant development and particularly on plant cytoskeleton as a potential for biotechnology. It is highly recommended." (Plant Science)

From the reviews of the second edition:

"This volume purports to be a second edition of the same editor’s 2000 tome Plant microtubules: potential for biotechnology … . all chapters appear to be very up-to-date reviews of their respective topics and will prove useful references to those wanting an update on those aspects. … Plant microtubules: development and flexibility does a good job." (Nigel Chaffey, Annals of Botany, Vol. 130 (3), 2009)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plant Microtubules
Book Subtitle
Potential for Biotechnology
Editors
  • Peter Nick
Series Title
Plant Cell Monographs
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-22300-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-22300-0
Series ISSN
1861-1370
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 209
Number of Illustrations and Tables
87 b/w illustrations
Topics