Plant Cell Biology: From Astronomy to Zoology

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Academic Press, 15 sep. 2009 - 408 páginas
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Plant Cell Biology is a semester long course for undergraduates and graduate students which integrates mathematics and physics, two years of chemistry, genetics, biochemistry and evolution disciplines. Having taught this course for over ten years, the author uses his expertise to relate the background established in plant anatomy, plant physiology, plant growth and development, plant taxonomy, plant biochemistry, and plant molecular biology courses to plant cell biology. This integration attempts to break down the barrier so plant cell biology is seen as an entrée into higher science.

Distinguishing this book from papers that are often used for teaching the subject which use a single plant to demonstrate the techniques of molecular biology, this book covers all aspects of plant cell biology without emphasizing any one plant, organelle, molecule, or technique. Although most examples are biased towards plants, basic similarities between all living eukaryotic cells (animal and plant) are recognized and used to best illustrate for students cell processes.
  • Thoroughly explains the physiological underpinnings of biological processes to bring original insight related to plants
  • Includes examples throughout from physics, chemistry, geology, and biology to bring understanding to plant cell development, growth, chemistry and diseases
  • Provides the essential tools for students to be able to evaluate and assess the mechanisms involved in cell growth, chromosome motion, membrane trafficking, and energy exchange
  • Companion Web site provides support for all plant cell biology courses
 

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Índice

Chapter 1 On the Nature of Cells
1
Chapter 2 Plasma Membrane
15
Chapter 3 Plasmodesmata
51
Chapter 4 Endoplasmic Reticulum
61
Chapter 5 Peroxisomes
75
Chapter 6 Golgi Apparatus
89
Chapter 7 The Vacuole
101
Chapter 8 Movement within the Endomembrane System
119
Chapter 15 Origin of Organelles
259
Chapter 16 The Nucleus
267
Chapter 17 Ribosomes and Proteins
289
Chapter 18 The Origin of Life
299
Chapter 19 Cell Division
319
Chapter 20 Extracellular Matrix
339
Appendix 1 SI Units Constants Variables and Geometric Formulae
357
Appendix 2 A Cell Biologists View of NonNewtonian Physics
363

Chapter 9 Cytoplasmic Structure
133
Chapter 10 Actin and MicrofilamentMediated Processes
151
Chapter 11 Tubulin and MicrotubuleMediated Processes
165
Chapter 12 Cell Signaling
183
Chapter 13 Chloroplasts
207
Chapter 14 Mitochondria
237
Appendix 3 Calculation of the Total Transverse Force and Its Relation to Stress
371
Appendix 4 Laboratory Exercises
373
Index
383
References
1
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Sobre el autor (2009)

Randy O. Wayne is a plant cell biologist at Cornell University notable for his work on plant development. In particular, along with his colleague Peter K. Hepler, Wayne established the powerful role of calcium in regulating plant growth; accordingly, their 1985 article, Calcium and plant development, was cited by at least 405 subsequent articles to earn the "Citation Classic" award from Current Contents magazine and has been cited by hundreds more since 1993. He is an authority on how plant cells sense gravity through pressure, on the water permeability of plant membranes, light microscopy, as well as the effects of calcium on plant development. He has published over 50 articles and is the author of another book, Light and Video Microscopy.

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