This volume provides an overview of the key advances in our understanding of plant cell walls over the last decade. It incorporates the advances of molecular biology and the identification of a rapidly growing number of genes and the proteins responsible for plant wall synthesis, restructuring, and degradation. The volume bridges the gap between the biochemistry-oriented cell wall literature and the new technology-driven approaches.
Table of Contents
The Plant Cell Wall Structure and Composition, M. O'Neill and W. York
Biophysical Characterization of Plant Cell Walls, R. Wilson and V. Morris
Immunological Analysis of Plant Cell Walls, P. Knox
Cell Wall Structural Proteins, T. Bacic
The Cell Wall-Plasma Membrane Interface and Signaling, B. Kohorn
Plant Cell Wall Biosynthesis, S. Turner
Cell Walls and Plant Growth/Cell Expansion, D. Cosgrove
Cell Wall Disassembly, J. Rose
Secondary Cell Walls and Industrial Applications, A. Boudet
Plant Cell Walls in the Post-Genomic Era, H. Hofte
"A valuable introduction…an extremely valuable addition to the literature..[T]his is a well-referenced, well-indexed and well-produced book, which deserved to be very widely used."
-Annals of Botany, Vol. 94, No. 4, 2004