First published in 1985, this book examines the chemistry of the cell wall, its biosynthesis, and biochemical aspects of its functions.
Table of Contents
1. New perspectives on non-cellulosic cell-wall polysaccharides (hemicelluloses and pectic substances) of land plants K. C. B. Wilkie; 2. Developments in the isolation and analysis of cell walls from edible plants R. R. Selvendran, B. J. H. Stevens and M. A. O'Neill; 3. Interaction of enzymes involved in cell-wall heteropolysaccharide biosynthesis K. W. Waldron and C. T. Brett; 4. The helicoidal concept in plant cell wall ultrastructure and morphogenesis A. C. Neville and S. Levy; 5. An immunological approach to the plant cell wall K. Roberts, J. Phillips, P. Shaw, C. Grief and E. Smith; 6. Hydroxyproline-rich glycoprotein biosynthesis: a comparison with that of collagen D. G. Robinson, M. Andreae and A. Sauer; 7. Control of cell wall formation during growth D. H. Northcote; 8. Are lipid-linked glycosides required for plant polysaccharide biosynthesis? G. Maclachlan; 9. Biosynthesis of β-glucans in growing cotton (Gossypium arboreum L. and Gossypium hirsutum L.) fibres A. J. Buchala and H. Meier; 10. Biosynthesis of 1,4-β-D-glucan in cell-free preparations from mung beans M. Benziman and T. Callaghan; 11. Structure and function in legume-seed polysaccharides J. S. G. Reid; 12. Cell wall changes during auxin-induced cell extension. Mechanical properties and constituent polysaccharides of the cell wall Y. Masuda and R. Yamamoto.
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