Biochemical Mechanisms Involved in Plant Growth Regulation

Hardcover | September 1, 1990

EditorC. J. Smith, J. Gallon, D. Chiatante

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Starting from the mechanisms of signal perception and transduction through to environmental effects, this book looks at a whole range of growth regulators, including those natural to the plants themselves, such as auxin and ethylene; and natural products from other sources, such as the fungalproduct fusicoccin. Regulation at all levels is considered, from initial perception of the growth signal, through transduction responses and DNA replication, to the "ultimate" level of cell expansion. The message which emerges is that no one approach is going to solve the remaining or futureproblems in this field; only by the efforts and collaboration of physiologists, biochemists, molecular biologists and others will progress be made.

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Starting from the mechanisms of signal perception and transduction through to environmental effects, this book looks at a whole range of growth regulators, including those natural to the plants themselves, such as auxin and ethylene; and natural products from other sources, such as the fungalproduct fusicoccin. Regulation at all level...

J. Gallon, both at the Biochemistry Research Group, University College of Swansea. D. Chiatante, Departimento di Biologia, Universita degli Studi di Milano.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:September 1, 1990Publisher:Oxford University Press

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1. A critical review on proposed hormone action: the example of auxin2. Ecological adaptations at levels with different scaling: ecosystems, whole plants, cells, membranes, molecules3. Assimilate translocation and membrane transport as limiting factors for plant growth4. Compartmentation of nutrient ions in relation to supply and growth5. Selection for mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana altered in solute uptake6. Plant sugar transporters: their contribution to and their dependence on metabolism7. Natural products in plant growth regulations8. The search for phytohormone receptors: a role for auxin-binding proteins?9. Ehtylene receptors10. Cytokinin-binding protein(s) and protein kinases in cytokinin signal transduction11. Biochemical regulation of DNA replication12. Enforcement and release of quiescence in cells in the embryo axis of the seed: role of the nuclear proteins13. rolB A bacterial gene capable of controlling auxin response and morphogenesis in plant cells14. From phytochrome to phytochromes15. Hormones in the seed of Sechium edule: role in germination and growth16. Growth, turgor, cell-wall properties, and microfibril orientation along the growing-zone transduction in living plant cells17. Mobilization of vacuolar calcium through the tonoplast18. Metabolism-mediated control of STP-driven Hv extrusion: some evidence and a working hypothesis19. The plasma-membrane Cav pump: biochemical characteristics and regulatory properties20. Fusicoccin receptors: perception and transduction of the fusicoccin signalIndex