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The Plant Cell Cycle and Its Interfaces



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ISBN 9780849305047
Published July 18, 2001 by Blackwell
320 Pages

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Book Description

There is an avid interest in the plant cell cycle among laboratories worldwide. Various groups have begun to ask questions about plant growth and development at the molecular level. How do plant growth regulators regulate the cell cycle? How do nutrients drive the cell cycle? How do the homeotic genes interface with the cell cycle at these key transition points? The Plant Cell Cycle and Its Interfaces addresses these fundamental questions and more.

Written by an international group of authors, the book is a timely review of what is known and what we need to know about important plant cell cycle interfaces. Only through proper understanding can we underpin the manipulation of crop plants and, in turn, provide the vital resources for an ever-increasing human population. The Plant Cell Cycle and Its Interfaces provides the necessary framework for further research and understanding.

Table of Contents

The Plant Cell Cycle, D. Francis and D. Inz
Hormonal Regulation of the Plant Cell Cycle and Cell Cycle Signalling, D. Dudits
Cytokinins and the Transition from G2 to Mitosis, P.C.L. John
Cytokinins and the Entry of Cells from G0 to G1 of the Cell Cycle, J. Murray and J. Doonan
Plant Growth Regulators and the Regulation of DNA Replication, J.A. Bryant and A. Jacqmard
Plant Growth Regulators in Cell Cycle Control in vitro, T. Nagata, F. Kumagai, and T. Sano
Gibberellic Acid-Mediated Regulation of the Cell Cycle During Stem Growth,M. Sauter
Carbon Sensing and Cell Cycle Control, N. Halford and R. Dickenson
The Plant Cytoskeleton and Its Developmental Significance, S. Wick and H. Rogers
Cell Cycle Control in the Endosperm, R. Scott and H. Dickinson
Cell Division and Root Meristem Function, B. Scheres
Cell Division and Shoot Meristem Function, T. Laux
Homeotic Genes and Cell Cycle Control, E. Meyerowitz
Developmental Mutants and Cell Cycle Control in Meristems, J. Trass and P. Laufs

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"…a welcome reference book on the basics and recent progress of the plant cell cycle. Each chapter is topical and complemented by a long list of original papers. An extended index provides quick access to the themes of interest. Clear figures help to easily understand the text. This valuable book is directed to academic and industrial researchers in plant biology as well as molecular and developmental biology and can also be recommended to graduate students in biology."
-Journal of Plant Physiology