Plant Membranes: A biophysical approach to structure, development and senescence by Y.Y. LeshemPlant Membranes: A biophysical approach to structure, development and senescence by Y.Y. Leshem

Plant Membranes: A biophysical approach to structure, development and senescence

byY.Y. Leshem

Paperback | December 12, 2011

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This book provides the reader with a multidisciplinary approach to an understanding of the function of various plant membrane categories as influenced on the one hand by their structural components and, on the other, by micro- and macro-environmental conditions. Specific topics discussed under relevant headings include ion channeling, plant hormone receptors and biophysical aspects of trans-membrane water movements. While the text essentially is a biophysical one, drawing on contemporary physical concepts, these are couched in terms -- accompanied by a wealth of detailed diagrams -- which are understandable to the average plant biologist. The material presented is divided into three parts. Part 1 is a comprehensive description of the various plant membrane components -- lipids, proteins, sterols and water; Part 2 deals with both theoretical and applied aspects of plant membrane biophysics; Part 3, basing upon principles outlined in the previous sections describes `the membrane in action'. The processes in this part include the role of calcium in the membrane, phospholytic and lipolytic enzymes, membrane acclimation to chilling and freezing, tomoplast and plasma membranes of guard cell, and trans-membrane signal transduction in development and senescence.
Title:Plant Membranes: A biophysical approach to structure, development and senescenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:266 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.01 inPublished:December 12, 2011Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:904814096X

ISBN - 13:9789048140961


Table of Contents

1. Introduction. Part One: The Building Blocks of the Membrane. 2. Membrane Fatty Acyl Tailgroups. 3. Glycerolipid and Sphingolipid Headgroups. 4. Sterols. 5. Membrane Proteins. 6. Membrane Water. Part Two: Biophysical Aspects of Membrane Structure and Function. 7. Plant Membrane Biophysics in Development and Senescence. Part Three: The Membrane in Action. 8. The Role of Calcium in the Membrane. 9. Membrane-Associated Phospholytic and Lipolytic Enzymes. 10. Responses of Plant Membranes in Chilling and Freezing. 11. The Tonoplast and Plasma Membrane of Guard Cells. 12. Signal Transduction, Ca2+-triggered Membrane Glycerolipid Turnover and Growth/Senescence Equilibria. Epilogue. List of Abbreviations. Subject Index.