Symplasmic Transport in Vascular Plants

  • Katarzyna Sokołowska
  • Paweł Sowiński

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Paweł Sowiński
    Pages 1-39
  3. Katrin Ehlers, Maike Große Westerloh
    Pages 41-82
  4. Johannes Liesche, Alexander Schulz
    Pages 133-163
  5. Dhinesh Kumar, Ritesh Kumar, Tae Kyung Hyun, Jae-Yean Kim
    Pages 183-216
  6. Robyn L. Overall, Danny Y. T. Liu, Deborah A. Barton
    Pages 217-244
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 245-257

About this book


Emphasizes the important, often marginalized role symplasmic communication performs in plants. This book characterizes the efficiency of symplasmic transport, mechanisms of molecule passage via plasmodesmata, and the external and internal factors that regulate plasmodesmatal conductivity. In this context, the book focuses on the role of symplasmic domains in plant development, as well as the influence of environmental stresses on the plasmodesmata. Besides cell-to-cell symplasmic transport, the significance of long-distance symplasmic transport of solutes in phloem elements is also reviewed. Symplasmic Transport in Vascular Plants presents the mechanism of phloem transport, the processes of symplasmic loading and unloading, as well as the role of pre- and post-phloem transport, with special attention paid to symplasmic transport in wood. Finally, the relevance of the spread of both macromolecules and viruses, via plasmodesmata, is presented.​


Plasmodesmata Symplasmic Transport Vascular Plants

Editors and affiliations

  • Katarzyna Sokołowska
    • 1
  • Paweł Sowiński
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Plant Morphology and DevelopmentUniversity of WrocławWrocławPoland
  2. 2.Dept. of Plant Molecular Ecophysiology Faculty of BotanyUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland

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