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Endocytosis in Plants

  • Jozef Šamaj
  • Endocytosis is a crucial step in a multitude of signaling processes in plant cells

  • Leading scientists give a balanced overview of recent advances

  • Contains descriptions of new methods and molecular tools


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

About the editors

Jozef Šamaj received his Ph.D. degree in Plant Physiology from Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. He completed three post-doctoral stays in France, Germany and Austria, supported by Eurosilva, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and the Marie Curie Programme. He co-edited four books and co-authored more than 115 research papers, reviews and book chapters. He received his habilitation degree from the University of Bonn’s Institiute of Cellular and Molecular Botany in 2004, where he was a senior lecturer and group leader. Since 2010, he has been a full professor and department leader at the Palacky University Olomouc’s Centre of the Region Haná for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research. His research is focused on the functional characterization of mitogen-activated protein kinases as well as cytoskeletal and vesicular trafficking proteins during plant development and stress responses. His laboratory is using integrated cell-biological, genetic and functional proteomic approaches.

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