The Cytoskeletal Basis of Plant Growth and Form

The Cytoskeletal Basis of Plant Growth and Form

Edited by 

List price: US$141.96

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


The factors which affect the shapes of plant cells during development have been the subject of research for several decades. Plant form results from symmetries at the cellular level caused by the interaction of the cell wall with the cytoskeleton, and recent work concentrates on the nature of this relationship and its place in plants' developmental programme. This volume provides the reader with a collection of short chapters summarizing progress in this area. Analytical methods new to plant science, such as immunoflourescence, allow the imaging of entire cytoskeletons in many cells in a single preparation and show them to be complex, integral assemblies which are undoubtedly dynamic. The contents of the book cover molecular, cellular and developmental aspects and groups of chapters follow specific themes such as "molecules of the cytoskeleton", "directional cell expansion" and "the cytoskeleton in plant development". Each section opens with an introductory comment written by the editor.
show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 344 pages
  • 195.58 x 254.25 x 24.38mm | 861.82g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0124537707
  • 9780124537705

Table of contents

Part 1 Molecules of the cytoskeleton: actin and actin-associated proteins, David W. McCurdy and Richard E. Williamson; tubulin gene expression in higher plants, Patrick J. Hussey, et al; the molecular pharmacology of plant tubulin and microtubles, Louis C. Morejohn; potential significance of microtubule rearrangement, translocation and reutilization in plant cells, Barry A. Palevitz; microtubule-associated proteins in higher plants, Richard J. Cyr; cytoplasmic and nuclear intermediate filament antigens in higher plants, Peter J. Shaw, et al. Part 2 The cell wall: microtubule-mediated control of microfibril deposition - a re-examination of the hypothesis, Thomas H. Giddings Jr, and L. Andrew Staehelin; the biochemistry of cellulose synthesis, Deborah P. Delmer; architecture of the primary cell wall - a new model, Maureen McCann and Keith Roberts; biochemistry of xyloglucans in regulating cell elongation and expansion, Takahisa Hayashi. Part 3 Directional cell expansion: regulation of cell expansion, Ulrich Kutschera; microtubules and the regulation of cell morphogenesis by plant hormones, Hiroh Shibakoa; role of the cytoskeleton in gravity perception, Andreas Sievers, et al; in vitro xylogenesis, Robert W. Seagull and Marcia M. Falconer. Part 4 Mitosis: mitosis in plants, Anne-Marie Lambert, et al; patterns of regulation during mitosis, Stephen M. Wolniak. Part 5 Determination of the division plan: the preprophase band, Susan M. Wick; cytoskeleton elements of the phragmosome establish the division plane in vacuolated higher plant cells, Clive W. Lloyd; the cytokinetic apparatus in meiosis - control of division plane in the absence of a preprophase band of microtubules, Roy C. Brown and Betty E. Lemmon. Part 6 The cytoskeleton in plant development: the cytoskeleton in ferm protonemal growth in relation to photomorphogenesis, Masamitsu Wada and Takashi Murata; the cytoskeleton in moss morphogenesis, John H. Doonan; mutual alignments of cell walls, cellulose and cytoskeletons, their role in meristems, Paul B. Green and Jeanne L. Selker.
show more