Plant Gene Silencing

  • M. A. Matzke
  • A. J. M. Matzke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Vicki L. Chandler, William B. Eggleston, Jane E. Dorweiler
    Pages 1-25
  3. Shawn M. Kaeppler, Heidi F. Kaeppler, Yong Rhee
    Pages 59-68
  4. E. J. Finnegan, K. A. Kovac
    Pages 69-81
  5. Michael Wassenegger
    Pages 83-100
  6. Ortrun Mittelsten Scheid, Jerzy Paszkowski
    Pages 115-121
  7. Mariëlle W. M. Muskens, Adriënne P. A. Vissers, Joseph N. M. Mol, Jan M. Kooter
    Pages 123-140
  8. Jean-Benoit Morel, Hervé Vaucheret
    Pages 155-164
  9. Mathilde Fagard, Hervé Vaucheret
    Pages 165-173
  10. Rajendra Marathe, Radhamani Anandalakshmi, Trent H. Smith, Gail J. Pruss, Vicki B. Vance
    Pages 175-186
  11. Simon N. Covey, Nadia S. Al-Kaff
    Pages 187-202
  12. Lakshminarayan M. Iyer, Siva P. Kumpatla, Mahesh B. Chandrasekharan, Timothy C. Hall
    Pages 203-226
  13. Chris De Wilde, Helena Van Houdt, Sylvie De Buck, Geert Angenon, Geert De Jaeger, Ann Depicker
    Pages 227-239
  14. George C. Allen, Steven Spiker, William F. Thompson
    Pages 241-256
  15. Anne-Marie A. Wolters, Richard G. F. Visser
    Pages 257-266
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 297-298

About this book


This book is an up-to-date and comprehensive collection of reviews on various aspects of epigenetic gene silencing in plants. Research on this topic has undergone explosive growth during the past decade and has revealed novel features of gene regulation and plant defense responses that also apply to animals and fungi. Gene silencing is relevant for agricultural biotechnology because stable expression of transgenes is required for the successful commercialization of genetically engineered crops. The reviews have been written by distinguished authors who have made significant contributions to plant gene silencing research. This volume supersedes other books on gene silencing by focussing on plant systems, where many pioneering experiments have been performed, and by including the latest developments from top laboratories. The book is geared toward advanced students of genetics and plant sciences as well as applied and basic research scientists who work with transgenic organisms and epigenetic regulation of gene expression.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. A. Matzke
    • 1
  • A. J. M. Matzke
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Molecular BiologyAustrian Academy of SciencesSalzburgAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5821-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4183-3
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