The Plant Vacuole

The Plant Vacuole

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The plant vacuole is a unique organelle that allows plant cells to grow to large sizes. This book provides an overview of the current states of knowledge about the plant vacuole, including its many functions in the cell It includes the benefits of having a vacuole, the types of solutes that are found in vacuoles, and how their concentrations are regulated. Chapters focus on vacuole transport systems, vacuole formation, and the role of the vacuole in plantsenescence and plant and plant defense.
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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 22 x 29 x 15mm | 708g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0124418708
  • 9780124418707

Table of contents

F. Marty, Ultrastructural Studies of Vacuole Biogenesis. N.V. Raikhel, Molecular Aspects of Vacuolar Biogenesis. J.A. Raven, The Vacuole: A Cost-Benefit Analysis. P. Matile, The Vacuole and Cell Senescence. G. Galili, Protein Bodies: Storage Vacuoles in Seeds. M. Wink, Compartmentation of Secondary Metabolites and Xenobiotics in Plant Vacuoles. R.A. Leigh, Solute Composition of Vacuoles. C.J. Pollock, The Vacuole and Carbohydrate Metabolism. D. Sanders, Vacuolar Ion Channels. U. Luttge, The Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Plant Vacuolar ATPase. P.A. Rea, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Vacuolar H+-PPase. _J.M. Davies, The Bioenergetics of Vacuolar H+ Pumps. E. Martinoia, Transport of Organic Molecules across the Tonopast. E. Blumwald, Secondary Inorganic Ion Transport at the Tonoplast. M.J. Chrispeels, Aquaporins and Water Transport across the Tonoplast. Subject Index.
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