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Plant Cell Monographs

The Cytoskeleton

Diverse Roles in a Plant’s Life

Editors: Sahi, Vaidurya Pratap, Baluska, Frantisek (Eds.)

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  • Includes fascinating photographs of the plant cytoskeleton
  • Describes the importance of the cytoskeleton in applied fields like food science and agriculture
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This book focuses on the plant cytoskeleton and its various cross-talks with other cellular components leading to its role in plant growth and development. It not only allows the geometric and signaling dimensions of cells, but is also very important in physiological processes. The book discusses the recent studies showing the role of actin and microtubule cytoskeleton interactions in cell-wall assembly and dynamics.  The authors examine the role of both microtubules in the mechanics of plant cells, and actin filaments in the motility of   chloroplasts. Based on recent advances in the study of the acto-myosin complex using high-resolution microscopy, they propose a new model for intracellular transport in plants. Exploring an almost-forgotten field of bioelectricity in the context of the cytoskeleton, the book highlights connections between the dynamic actin filaments and the bioelectricity of membranes and demonstrates that the plant cytoskeleton is involved in the distribution of plant hormones. Lastly, it addresses the role of endomembrane -cytoskeleton interactions to show the importance of the cytoskeleton in organelle morphogenesis and cellular functions.  Studies in various plant models have shown how the actin filament and microtubules control and coordinate plant cell growth and development. This book summarizes the mechanisms underlying these functions.

About the authors

Vaidurya Pratap Sahi is a researcher at the Molecular Cell Biology Laboratory, Botanical Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. He completed his BSc in Agricultural Sciences at Sam Higginbotton University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, India, followed by an MSc in Plant Breeding and Genetics at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India. Supported by a Monbukagakusho fellowship (MEXT), he completed his PhD in Molecular Biology at Ehime University, Japan in 2012. Presently he is working in the field of plant cell biology to understand the role of actin and microtubules in the development of rice plants. His interests include Plant Signaling, Plant Intelligence, Utilization of Landraces of Crops and History of Plant Biology. He is a member of the editorial team of the journal Plant Signaling & Behaviour. He also serves as an ambassador for the Society of Experimental Biology, UK.

František Baluška is a lecturer and researcher at the Institute of Cellular and Molecular Botany at Bonn University, Germany. He obtained the Full Professor title at the Comenius University Bratislava (Slovakia) in 2008. His main interest is plant cell biology, especially root apices, as related to the cytoskeleton, endocytosis, vesicle trafficking and polarity. He has investigated root apices for more than twenty years, and made original contribution to the root apex organization by the discovery of a transition zone interpolated between the apical meristem and the rapid cell elongation region. František Baluška is also interested in the response of roots to environmental factors such as gravity, as well as in the emerging field of plant neurobiology. Finally, he is interested in the conceptual analysis of the cell theory. He published more than eighty research papers and edited several books. In 2005, he initiated the Plant Neurobiology Society which annualy organizes international symposia on plant neurobiology. František Baluška founded and acts as Editor-in-Chief for two journals: Plant Signaling & Behavior and Communicative & Integrative Biology.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Cortical Region of Diffusively Growing Cells as a Site of Actin–Microtubule Cooperation in Cell Wall Synthesis

    Pages 1-21

    Schwarzerová, Kateřina (et al.)

  • Insights into the Cell Wall and Cytoskeletal Regulation by Mechanical Forces in Plants

    Pages 23-36

    Wang, Yang (et al.)

  • Chloroplast Actin Filaments Involved in Chloroplast Photorelocation Movements

    Pages 37-48

    Wada, Masamitsu (et al.)

  • Diversity of Plant Actin–Myosin Systems

    Pages 49-61

    Haraguchi, Takeshi (et al.)

  • Actin Cytoskeleton and Action Potentials: Forgotten Connections

    Pages 63-83

    Baluška, F. (et al.)

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-33528-1
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Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-33527-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Cytoskeleton
Book Subtitle
Diverse Roles in a Plant’s Life
Editors
  • Vaidurya Pratap Sahi
  • Frantisek Baluska
Series Title
Plant Cell Monographs
Series Volume
24
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-33528-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-33528-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-33527-4
Series ISSN
1861-1370
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 153
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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