Model Systems to Study the Excretory Function of Higher Plants

  • Victoria V. Roshchina

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Victoria V. Roshchina
    Pages 35-63
  3. Victoria V. Roshchina
    Pages 99-140
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 157-198

About this book


Biological models are known as living systems needed for experimental studies. On similar objects one could analyze characteristics, features, and laws of biological processes occurred in real complex organisms, but also clearly seen in more simple living systems, better suitable for experimental studies. In fundamental studies of plant excretory function various simple model systems also may be used. Modeling of processes is one of the experimental approaches to study mechanisms of intercellular signaling in chemical communication of organisms. Not much we know about cellular models can be used in vital regime without fixation and vivisection. That is why similar model systems are of our interest today. Plant model systems suitable for vital microscopic analysis of excretory function studied by the author the last 15 years are represented in this monograph. Attention is paid to new cellular models that permit to estimate the accumulation and release of the secretions, their biological effects, including signaling and contacts with other cells.


Allelopathy Cell diagnostics Excretion Organism-organism interaction Secretory cells

Authors and affiliations

  • Victoria V. Roshchina
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Cell BiophysicsRussian Academy of SciencesPushchinoRussia

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