© 1999


Structure, Function, Role in Cell Communication

  • A. J. E. van Bel
  • Wilhelmus J. P. Van Kesteren
  • While most books on plant cell biology concentrate on the cells and their interior, this book exclusively deals with the plasma connections between cells which play a most important role in the cell-cell communication


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. A. J. E. van Bel, S. Günther, W. J. P. van Kesteren
    Pages 1-26
  3. C. E. J. Botha, R. H. M. Cross
    Pages 27-36
  4. H. V. N. Van Rijen, R. Wilders, H. J. Jongsma
    Pages 51-65
  5. P. B. Goodwin, L. C. Cantril
    Pages 67-84
  6. K. J. Oparka, A. G. Roberts, S. Santa Cruz
    Pages 85-99
  7. M. E. Cook, L. E. Graham
    Pages 101-117
  8. W. H. Müller, B. M. Humbel, A. C. Van Aelst, T. P. Van der Krift, T. Boekhout
    Pages 119-127
  9. R. L. Overall
    Pages 129-148
  10. C. Van Der Schoot, P. Rinne
    Pages 225-242
  11. D. U. Beebe, W. A. Russin
    Pages 261-293
  12. G. A. Thompson
    Pages 295-313
  13. P. M. Derrick, S. Nelson
    Pages 315-339
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 341-357

About this book


Plasmodesmata are minuscule plasma corridors between plant cells which are of paramount importance for transport, communication and signalling between cells. These nano-channels are responsible for the integrated action of cells within tissues and for the subdivision of the plant body into working symplast units.
This book updates the wealth of new information in this rapidly expanding field. Reputed workers in the field discuss major techniques in plasmodesmatal research and describe recent discoveries on the ultrastructure, the functioning and the role of plasmodesmata in intracellular transport and communication, in cell differentiation, plant development and virus translocation.


Basidiomycetes Entwicklungsphysiologie Pflanzenphysiologie Pflanzenzelle Phytopathologie algae development evolution physiology phytopathology plant plant development plant physiology plants

Editors and affiliations

  • A. J. E. van Bel
    • 1
  • Wilhelmus J. P. Van Kesteren
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Allgemeine Botanik und PflanzenphysiologieJustus-Liebig-Universität GiessenGiessenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Plasmodesmata
  • Book Subtitle Structure, Function, Role in Cell Communication
  • Editors Aart J.E. van Bel
    Wilhelmus J.P. van Kesteren
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-65169-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-64229-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-60035-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 357
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Sciences
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