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Plant Developmental Biology - Biotechnological Perspectives

Volume 2

  • Eng Chong Pua
  • Michael R. Davey


  • Reviews recent advances in plant developmental biology and their applications

  • A key reference for plant breeders, researchers and advanced students


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Cell Differentiation and Development In Vitro

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. J. Rose, F. R. Mantiri, S. Kurdyukov, S-K. Chen, X-D. Wang, K. E. Nolan et al.
      Pages 3-26
    3. A. Olmedilla
      Pages 27-44
    4. A. M. Vázquez, R. Linacero
      Pages 45-64
  3. Plant Processes and Their Regulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 66-66
    2. N. G. Halford
      Pages 67-82
    3. H. Weber, N. Sreenivasulu, W. Weschke
      Pages 83-104
    4. R. Rajasekharan, V. Nachiappan
      Pages 105-115
    5. C. I. Cazzonelli, N. Nisar, D. Hussain, M. E. Carmody, B. J. Pogson
      Pages 117-137
    6. G. Guirimand, V. Courdavault, B. St-Pierre, V. Burlat
      Pages 139-160
    7. K. M. Davies, K. E. Schwinn
      Pages 161-187
    8. B. Piechulla, U. Effmert
      Pages 189-205
  4. Hormonal and Environmental Signalling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 208-208
    2. R. Ortiz-Castro, A. Méndez-Bravo, J. López-Bucio
      Pages 209-226
    3. T. Kiba, H. Sakakibara
      Pages 237-254
    4. A. Galstyan, J. F. Martínez-García
      Pages 255-274
  5. Molecular Genetics of Developmental Regulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 276-276
    2. A. Eamens, S. J. Curtin, P. M. Waterhouse
      Pages 277-294

About this book


Understanding the mechanisms whereby plant development is regulated is crucial for crop improvement using genetic engineering. This work, comprising two volumes, reviews recent advances in plant developmental biology and explores the possibility of their practical applications from biotechnological perspectives.

Volume 1 deals with the plant model and its life cycle. Topics include the formation of shoots, roots, flowers and gametes, pollen germination, fertilization, fruit development and ripening, seed development, dormancy and germination, apomixis, male sterility and self-incompatibility.

Volume 2 focuses on development-related areas, including tissue culture (somatic embryogenesis, microspore embryogenesis, somaclonal variation), plant processes (photosynthesis, seed maturation and seed proteins, fatty acids, vitamins, alkaloids, flower pigments and scent), signalling (amino compound-containing lipids, auxins, cytokinins and light), and molecular genetics of developmental regulation (RNA silencing, DNA methylation, epigenetics, activation tagging, homologous recombination and synthetic promoter engineering).

This work is a key reference for plant breeders, researchers and graduate students in the fields of plant biotechnology, agronomy, horticulture, genetics and functional genomics, and cell and molecular biology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Eng Chong Pua
    • 1
  • Michael R. Davey
    • 2
  1. 1.New Era CollegeKajangMalaysia
  2. 2.Dept. Plant Sciences DivisionUniversity of NottinghamLoughboroughUnited Kingdom

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