About this series
The early successes in plant biotechnology led to the realization that further molecular improvement of plants will require a thorough understanding of the molecular basis of plant development, and the identification and characterization of genes that regulate agronomically important multigenic traits. During the past ten years there has been a resurgence of molecular and related cellular studies in plants, including the molecular mapping of plant genomes. A great deal of interesting and useful information has been generated about the molecular basis of important plant processes. This series of volumes is intended to chronicle the most important advances in the cellular and molecular biology of plants, and to stimulate further interest and research in the plant sciences. The success and usefulness of these volumes depend on the timeliness of the subjects discussed, and the authoritative and insightful accounts provided by distinguished and internationally respected contributing authors.