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.
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 543 g
Dimensions: 279 x 210 x 12 mm
Edition: 2000 ed.
`... the production standard is high and, in particular, the quality of the figures is good. ... this is a volume that should be available to anyone with a professional interest in developmental plant physiology. If you do not have access to the original issue of Plant Molecular Biology then persuade your library to buy this book ...'
J.A. Bryant in Annals of Botany, 90 (2002)
'Programmed Cell Death in Higher Plants is a very valuable reference work and update on developments, both for those that are already working in this domain and for those desiring to do so. I would recommend this book highly for researchers in developmental biology of plants as well as in plant pathology.'
Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, 70 (2002)