Post-Transcriptional Control of Gene Expression in Plants by Witold FilipowiczPost-Transcriptional Control of Gene Expression in Plants by Witold Filipowicz

Post-Transcriptional Control of Gene Expression in Plants

byWitold FilipowiczEditorThomas Hohn

Paperback | September 26, 2011

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A recent volume of this series (Signals and Signal TransductionPathways in Plants(K. Palme, ed.)Plant Molecular Biology26, 1237-1679) described the relay races by which signals are transported in plants from the sites of stimuli to the gene expression machinery of the cell. Part of this machinery, the transcription apparatus, has been well studied in the last two decades, and many important mechanisms controlling gene expression at the transcriptional level have been elucidated. However, control of gene expression is by no means complete once the RNA has been produced. Important regulatory devices determine the maturation and usage of mRNA and the fate of its translation product. Post-transcriptional regulation is especially important for generating a fast response to environmental and intracellular signals. This book summarizes recent progress in the area of post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression in plants. 18 chapters of the book address problems of RNA processing and stability, regulation of translation, protein folding and degradation, as well as intracellular and cell-to-cell transport of proteins and nucleic acids. Several chapters are devoted to the processes taking place in plant organelles.
Title:Post-Transcriptional Control of Gene Expression in PlantsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pagesPublished:September 26, 2011Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9401066442

ISBN - 13:9789401066440


Table of Contents

Preface. RNA Processing and Stability. Splicing of Precursors to Messenger RNA in Higher Plants: Mechanism, Regulation and Sub-Nuclear Organisation of the Spliceosomal Machinery; G.G. Simpson, W. Filipowicz. Plant mRNA3'-end Formation; H.M. Rothnie. Control of MRNA Stability in Higher Plants; M.L. Abler, P.J. Green. RNA as a Target and an Initiator of Post-Transcriptional Gene Silencing in Transgenic Plants; D.C. Baulcombe. RNA Structure and Regulation of Gene Expression; P. Klaff, D. Riesner, G. Steger. Translation. The Plant Translational Apparatus; K.S. Browning. Translational Control of Cellular and Viral mRNAs; D.R. Gallie. Translation in Plant: Rules and Exceptions; J. Füttere, T. Hohn. Fate of Translation Products. Plasmodesmal Cell-to-Cell Transport of Proteins and Nucleic Acids; L.A. Mezitt, W.J. Lucas. Transport of Proteins in Eukaryotic Cells: More Questions Ahead; M. Bar-Peled, et al. Proteolysis in Plants: Mechanisms and Functions; R.D. Vierstra. Molecular Chaperones and Protein Folding in Plants; R.S. Boston, et al. Organelles. Post-Transcriptional Regulation of Chloroplast Gene Expression in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii; J.-D. Rochaix. Regulation of Gene Expression in Chloroplasts of Higher Plants; M. Sugita, M. Sugiura. Regulation of Gene Expression in Plant Mitochondria; S. Binder, et al. RNA Editing in Plant Mitochondria and Chloroplasts; R.M. Maier, et al. Special Topics. Gene Expression From Viral RNA Genomes; I.G. Maia, et al. Optimizing Expression of Transgenes with an Emphasis on Post-Transcriptional Events; M.G. Koziel, et al. Subject Index.

Editorial Reviews

`... contains valuable information for scientists and graduate students working in the field of plant molecular biology. The structure of each chapter is consistent and clear. The numerous figures and tables well support the text. The book contains such a wealth of actual information that it is worth the price.' Journal of Plant Physiology, 152 (1998)