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Polarity in Plants

1st Edition

Edited by Keith Lindsey

Blackwell

346 pages

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Hardback: 9780849323447
pub: 2004-07-26
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Description

The establishment of polarity is a fundamental feature in eukaryotic development. Edited by a prominenet researcher in the field, Polarity in Plants presents an overview of the recent advances in molecular biology that provide insight into how plants use environmental signals to orient themselves and to establish their direction of growth.

A timely reference, Polarity in Plants provides an account of current research into the mechanisms by which polarity is generated at the level of the cell, organ and organism in plants, drawing especially on recent work with model organisms. The emphasis is on the use of the techniques of molecular genetics to dissect molecular mechanisms. This is the first volume to bring together the diverse aspects of polarity in plant development.

This is a valuable guide for researchers and practitioners working in cell, molecular, and developmental biology, biochemistry, and plant physiology.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Polarity in Growth and Regeneration

Slime Molds

Fungi

Bryophytes

Algae

Regeneration

Pteridophytes

Phanerogams

Physiological Manifestations of Polarity

Nutrient Movements

Basipetal Cambial Activity

Formative Substances

Polar Transport of Auxin and Auxin Concentration

Bioelectric Potentials

Axial Gradients

Protoplasmic Factors

Conclusion

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany