Programmed Cell Death in Higher Plants

  • Eric Lam
  • Hiroo Fukuda
  • Jean Greenberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Developmental Cell Death in Plants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages ix-ix
    2. Angelika Fath, Paul Bethke, Jennifer Lonsdale, Roberto Meza-Romero, Russel Jones
      Pages 11-22
    3. Hen-ming Wu, Alice Y. Cheung
      Pages 23-37
    4. Todd E. Young, Daniel R. Gallie
      Pages 39-57
    5. Bernard Rubinstein
      Pages 59-74
  3. Induced Cell Death Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Michèle C. Heath
      Pages 77-90
    3. Ron Mittler, Ludmila Rizhsky
      Pages 91-100
    4. Mulpuri V. Rao, Jennifer R. Koch, Keith R. Davis
      Pages 101-114
    5. Paul F. McCabe, Christopher J. Leaver
      Pages 115-124
  4. Machine Parts and Regulators of The Death Engine in Plants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Ken Shirasu, Paul Schulze-Lefert
      Pages 127-141
    3. Munetaka Sugiyama, Jun Ito, Shigemi Aoyagi, Hiroo Fukuda
      Pages 143-153
    4. Eric P. Beers, Bonnie J. Woffenden, Chengsong Zhao
      Pages 155-171
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 199-200

About this book


The molecular mechanisms which determine whether the cells of a multicellular organism will live or commit suicide have become a popular field of research in biology during the last decade. Cell death research in the plant field has also been expanding rapidly in the past 5 years. This special volume of Plant Molecular Biology seeks to bring together examples of a diverse array of experimental approaches in a single volume. From the differentiation of tracheary elements in vascular plants to the more specialized cell death model of the aleurone in cereals, this volume will bring the reader up-to-date with the characterization of different plant model systems that are currently being studied. This endeavor should complement general overviews of plant cell death mechanisms that have been published elsewhere by providing more detailed information on various aspects of this field to interested graduate students and more senior biologists alike.


biology cell development molecular biology molecular mechanisms plant plant reproduction plants programmed cell death regulation reproduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Lam
    • 1
  • Hiroo Fukuda
    • 2
  • Jean Greenberg
    • 3
  1. 1.Biotech CenterRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA
  2. 2.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell BiologyUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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