Endocytosis in Plants

  • Jozef Šamaj

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Olga Šamajová, Tomáš Takáč, Daniel von Wangenheim, Ernst Stelzer, Jozef Šamaj
    Pages 1-36
  3. Ruixi Li, Natasha V. Raikhel, Glenn R. Hicks
    Pages 37-61
  4. Ricardo Tejos, Jiří Friml
    Pages 63-80
  5. Miroslav Ovečka, Peter Illés, Irene Lichtscheidl, Jan Derksen, Jozef Šamaj
    Pages 81-106
  6. Ed Etxeberria, Javier Pozueta-Romero, Edurne Baroja Fernández
    Pages 107-122
  7. František Baluška, Ying-Lang Wan
    Pages 123-149
  8. Simone Di Rubbo, Eugenia Russinova
    Pages 151-164
  9. Tomasz Nodzyński, Steffen Vanneste, Jiří Friml
    Pages 165-183
  10. Takashi Ueda, Masa H. Sato, Tomohiro Uemura
    Pages 201-216
  11. Angus Ho Yin Law, Jinbo Shen, Liwen Jiang
    Pages 217-231
  12. Enric Zelazny, Rumen Ivanov, Thierry Gaude
    Pages 233-247
  13. Marisa S. Otegui, Rafael Buono, Francisca C. Reyes, Hannetz Roschzttardtz
    Pages 249-270
  14. Rik Huisman, Evgenia Ovchinnikova, Ton Bisseling, Erik Limpens
    Pages 271-295
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 333-336

About this book


Endocytosis is a fundamental cellular process by means of which cells internalize extracellular and plasma membrane cargos for recycling or degradation. It is important for the establishment and maintenance of cell polarity, subcellular signaling and uptake of nutrients into specialized cells, but also for plant cell interactions with pathogenic and symbiotic microbes. Endocytosis starts by vesicle formation at the plasma membrane and progresses through early and late endosomal compartments. In these endosomes cargo is sorted and it is either recycled back to the plasma membrane, or degraded in the lytic vacuole. This book presents an overview of our current knowledge of endocytosis in plants with a main focus on the key molecules undergoing and regulating endocytosis. It also provides up to date methodological approaches as well as principles of protein, structural lipid, sugar and microbe internalization in plant cells. The individual chapters describe clathrin-mediated and fluid-phase endocytosis, as well as flotillin-mediated endocytosis and internalization of microbes. The book was written for a broad spectrum of readers including students, teachers and researchers.


SNAREs cell polarization plasma membrane protein turnover receptor-like kinases vesicular trafficking

Editors and affiliations

  • Jozef Šamaj
    • 1
  1. 1., Faculty of SciencePalacky University in OlomoucOlomoucCzech Republic

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