Physiology and Biochemistry of Plant Cell Walls

  • C. Brett
  • K. Waldron

Part of the Topics in Plant Physiology book series (TPP, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. C. Brett, K. Waldron
    Pages 58-88
  3. C. Brett, K. Waldron
    Pages 89-113
  4. C. Brett, K. Waldron
    Pages 114-136
  5. C. Brett, K. Waldron
    Pages 137-154
  6. C. Brett, K. Waldron
    Pages 155-167
  7. C. Brett, K. Waldron
    Pages 168-179
  8. C. Brett, K. Waldron
    Pages 180-181
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 182-194

About this book


We have sought in this book to present a series of portraits of the plant cell wall as it participates in various different aspects of the life of the plant cell. Hardly any event in the cell's life occurs without involving the wall in some way, and as a result the book covers almost every aspect of plant cell biology, albeit from a special point of view. In presenting the various portraits, we have tried to show how the biochemistry, physiology and fine structure combine to give a full picture. In many cases, however, cell-wall research has not progressed far enough to give a complete picture, and numerous gaps remain. We are most grateful to Mike Black and John Chapman for inviting us to write this book and for their advice; to Clem Earle for his encouragement and help; to Dr P.M. Dey for his helpful comments; to the many contributors of photographs and diagrams; to Ros Brett, for taking more than her share of the parenting while writing was in progress; and, most especially, to Su Waldron for doing all the work on the word processor.


biochemistry cell physiology plant

Authors and affiliations

  • C. Brett
    • 1
  • K. Waldron
    • 2
  1. 1.Botany DepartmentUniversity of GlasgowUK
  2. 2.Institute of Food ResearchNorwich LaboratoryNorwichUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-04-581035-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-9641-6
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