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About this book
About this book
The complementary binding of a ligand and receptor is the basic language of intercellular communication and this book takes a broad look at the current status of research on receptors in higher and lower plants. It starts with a discussion of some hormone receptors (auxins, ethylene and gibberellin) in higher plants, and then considers the role of cyclic AMP and its receptors in the slime mould Dictyostelium. Authoritative accounts of our present knowledge of several 'adhesive' phenomena are also given. These include fertilization in higher plants and yeasts, the infection of protoplasts by pathogens and of root hairs by nitrogen-fixing bacteria, cell-cell adhesion in Dictyostelium and a general consideration of the functions of lectins. First published in 1986, this book will be valuable to biochemists, cell biologists and physiologists at the research level.
Preface; 1. Auxin receptors K. R. Libbenga, A. C. Maan, P. C. G. v. d. Linde and A. M. Mennes; 2. Ethylene receptors M. A. Hall; 3. Gibberellin receptors John L. Stoddart; 4. The biochemistry and physiology of cyclic AMP in higher plants Russell P. Newton and Eric G. Brown; 5. Receptors for cell communication in Dictyostelium Peter C. Newell; 6. Receptors in slime mould cell adhesion C. M. Chadwick, J. E. Ellison and D. R. Garrod; 7. The plasma membrane of higher plant protoplasts L. C. Fowke; 8. Cell recognition and adhesion in yeast mating Clinton E. Bailou and Michael Pierce; 9. Cell-surface receptors in the pollen-stigma interaction of Brassica oleracea H. G. Dickinson and I. N. Roberts; 10. Receptors in host-pathogen interactions Julie E. Ralton, Barbara J. Howlett and Adrienne E. Clarke; 11. Receptors for attachment of Rhizobium to legume root hairs Frank B. Dazzo; 12. Possible functions of plant lectins Mark A. Holden and Michael M. Yeoman; Index.