Molecular Cell Biology of the Growth and Differentiation of Plant Cells

Ray J. Rose

June 14, 2016 by CRC Press
Reference - 396 Pages - 30 Color & 31 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498726023 - CAT# K25812

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  • Integrates cell and molecular biology (not yet widely done in plant biology) by describing cells and then developing the physiology and molecular biology
  • Explains plant growth and differentiation, including the inputs from photosynthesis, inorganic nutrients, and water that lead to improved plant growth and production of special plant products
  • Describes how cellular organelles drive plant growth and differentiation processes
  • Provides state-of-the-art knowledge in a framework that creates a long-term reference point


Molecular Cell Biology of the Growth and Differentiation of Plant Cells encompasses cell division, cell enlargement and differentiation; which is the cellular basis of plant growth and development. Understanding these developmental processes is fundamental for improving plant growth and the production of special plant products, as well as contributing to biological understanding. The dynamics of cells and cellular organelles are considered in the context of growth and differentiation, made possible particularly by advances in molecular genetics and the visualization of organelles using molecular probes. There is now a much clearer understanding of these basic plant processes of cell division, cell enlargement and differentiation. Each chapter provides a current and conceptual view in the context of the cell cycle (6 chapters), cell enlargement (5 chapters) or cell differentiation (9 chapters). The book provides state of the art knowledge (and open questions) set out in a framework that provides a long term reference point. The book is targeted at plant cell biologists, molecular biologists, plant physiologists and biochemists, developmental biologists and those interested in plant growth and development. The book is suitable for those already in the field, plant scientists entering the field and graduate students.


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