Endocytosis in Plants

Editors: Šamaj, Jozef (Ed.)

  • Endocytosis is a crucial step in a multitude of signaling processes in plant cells
  • Leading scientists give a balanced overview of recent advances
  • Contains descriptions of new methods and molecular tools
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Endocytosis is a fundamental cellular process by means of which cells internalize extracellular and plasma membrane cargos for recycling or degradation. It is important for the establishment and maintenance of cell polarity, subcellular signaling and uptake of nutrients into specialized cells, but also for plant cell interactions with pathogenic and symbiotic microbes. Endocytosis starts by vesicle formation at the plasma membrane and progresses through early and late endosomal compartments. In these endosomes cargo is sorted and it is either recycled back to the plasma membrane, or degraded in the lytic vacuole. This book presents an overview of our current knowledge of endocytosis in plants with a main focus on the key molecules undergoing and regulating endocytosis. It also provides up to date methodological approaches as well as principles of protein, structural lipid, sugar and microbe internalization in plant cells. The individual chapters describe clathrin-mediated and fluid-phase endocytosis, as well as flotillin-mediated endocytosis and internalization of microbes. The book was written for a broad spectrum of readers including students, teachers and researchers.

About the authors

Jozef Šamaj received his Ph.D. degree in Plant Physiology from Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. He completed three post-doctoral stays in France, Germany and Austria, supported by Eurosilva, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and the Marie Curie Programme. He co-edited four books and co-authored more than 115 research papers, reviews and book chapters. He received his habilitation degree from the University of Bonn’s Institiute of Cellular and Molecular Botany in 2004, where he was a senior lecturer and group leader. Since 2010, he has been a full professor and department leader at the Palacky University Olomouc’s Centre of the Region Haná for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research. His research is focused on the functional characterization of mitogen-activated protein kinases as well as cytoskeletal and vesicular trafficking proteins during plant development and stress responses. His laboratory is using integrated cell-biological, genetic and functional proteomic approaches.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Update on Methods and Techniques to Study Endocytosis in Plants

    Šamajová, Olga (et al.)

    Pages 1-36

  • Chemical Effectors of Plant Endocytosis and Endomembrane Trafficking

    Li, Ruixi (et al.)

    Pages 37-61

  • Cell Polarity and Endocytosis

    Tejos, Ricardo (et al.)

    Pages 63-80

  • Endocytosis and Vesicular Recycling in Root Hairs and Pollen Tubes

    Ovečka, Miroslav (et al.)

    Pages 81-106

  • Fluid-Phase Endocytosis in Plant Cells

    Etxeberria, Ed (et al.)

    Pages 107-122

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Endocytosis in Plants
Editors
  • Jozef Šamaj
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-32463-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-32463-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-32462-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43237-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 338
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