Plant Cell Death Processes

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Overview

Programmed cell death is a common pattern of growth and development in both animals and plants. However, programmed cell death and related processes are not as generally recognized as central to plant growth. This is changing fast and is becoming more of a focus of intensive research. This edited work will bring under one cover recent reviews of programmed cell death, apoptosis and senescence.

Summaries of the myriad aspects of cell death in plants
Discussion of the broadest implications of these disparite results
A unification of fields where there has been no cross talk
Enables easy entry into diverse but related lines of research

Audience: Advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and researchers in plant science, plant development, plant growth, plant physiology, plant pathology and related disciplines; libraries at institutions with strong programs in these and related areas.

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"Plant Cell Death Processes discusses all essential topics of plant senescence from molecular approaches to ecological and evolutionary considerations."
—Prof. Bartolomé Sabater, Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, Spain
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780125209151
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 11/7/2003
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 10.00 (d)

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Looks at current studies and their implications for many areas of research and applied plant sciences
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Death and Cell Differentiation
Disease, Mechanisms, and Molecular Markers
Gene Expression during Senescence
Genes that Alter Senescence
Senescence and Genetic Engineering
Proteolysis
Ethylene Signaling
Jasmonates - Biosynthesis, Stress Responses and Development
Programmed Cell Death and Related Processes
Photosynthesis and Chloroplast Breakdown
How Leaves Turn
Free Radicals and Oxidative Stress
Nutrient Resorption
Whole Plant Senescence
Autumnal and Trees
Top Senescence in Perennials
Phototoxicity
Ultraviolet Effects
Effects of Airborne Pollutants
Physiology of Flower Senescence
Postharvest Senescence of Vegetables
Evolution and Demography of Whole Plant Senescence
Flower Longevity
Leaf Senescence
Light and Senescence

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