Molecular and Cell Biology of the Plant Cell Cycle

Molecular and Cell Biology of the Plant Cell Cycle : Proceedings of a Meeting Held at Lancaster University, April 9-10th, 1992

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Considerable advances have been made in our understanding of the eukaryotic cell cycle at the molecular level over the past two decades or so, particularly in yeast and in animal systems. However, only in the past three or four years has progress been made in plants at the molecular level. The present volume brings together molecular biologists, cell biologists and physiologists to discuss this recent progress and how it related to our understanding of the regulation of plant growth and development. The opening paper summarises the progress which has been made with fission yeast. Subsequent papers explore what is known about cell cycle control at the molecular level in plants, and about cell cycle regulation in specific physiological systems, ending with summary papers on cell division in roots and shoots. The book comprises up-to-date findings on a fundamental aspect of plant growth and development, and as such should be of particular interest to advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and research scientists in the fields of molecular biology, cell biology and physiology.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 236 pages
  • 165.1 x 241.3 x 17.78mm | 521.63g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • index
  • 079231767X
  • 9780792317678

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This timely volume will interest all cell biologists in search of fertile ground for a foray into plant development and cell division regulation. Given the ease of manipulation of plants, the accessibility of diverse genetic stocks, the absence of constraints imposed by plants rights' activists (so far!), and the importance of this kingdom for the survival of our own, the book should serve to catalyze the migration of experimental biologists over to the green side of life.' Thomas Jacobs in Science, 262, November 1993 Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone, from postgraduate level onwards, looking for a reference source for work on the plant cell cycle up to April 1992.' Journal of Experimental Botany, 45: 281, December 1994
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Table of contents

The controls acting at mitosis in "Schizosaccharomyces pombe", J. Hayles and P. Nurse; a p34cdc2-based cell cycle - its significance in monocoyledenous, dicotyledenous and unicellular plants, P.C.L. John, et al; isolation of arabidopsis homologues to yeast cell cycle genes, F.Z. Watts, et al; the molecular genetics and biochemistry of DNA replication, S.J. Aves and J.A. Bryant; control of initiation of DNA replication in plants, M.R.H. Buddles, et al; nuclear proteins and the release from quiescence of root meristematic cells in pisum sativum, D. Chiatante; histone H24 expression during s-phase - histological co-localization of H2A mRNA and DNA synthesis in pea root tips, E.Y. Tanimoto, et al; molecular characterization of cell populations in the maize root apex, P.A. Sabelli; key components of cell cycle control during auxin-induced cell division, D. Dudits, et al; auxin-mediated activation of DNA synthesis via par genes in tobacco mesophyll protoplasts, T. Nagata and Y. Takahashi; polyamines and protein modification during the cell cycle, S. Del Duca and D. Serafini-Fracassini; cytoskeletal analysis of maize meiotic mutants, C.J. Staiger, W.Z. Cande; cell cycle regulation in cultured cells, D.E. Hanke; the cell division cycle in relation to root organogenesis, P.W. Barlow; regulation of cell division in the shoot apex, D. Francis and R.J. Herbert.
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