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Research into membrane transport has advanced rapidly in recent years, following the availability of new biophysical techniques, the integration of structural and molecular approaches, and developments in molecular genomics. With an expanding population, agricultural production is pushed increasingly into marginal areas, promoting interest in the genetic engineering of crop species to cope with these conditions.
This volume provides an overview of our current understanding of plant membrane transport in the light of recent developments.
1. Concepts and techniques in plant membrane physiology Michael R. Blatt, Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biophysics, University of Glasgow, UK 2. Electrophysiology equipment and software Adrian Hills and Vadim Volkov, Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biophysics, University of Glasgow, UK 3. Structure, function and regulation of primary H+ and Ca2+ pumps Rosa L. Lopez-Marques, Morten Schiott, Mia Kyed Jakobsen and Michael G. Palmgren, Department of Plant Biology, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Frederiksberg, Denmark 4. Ion-coupled transport of inorganic solutes Malcolm J. Hawkesford and Anthony J. Miller, Crop Performance and Improvement Division, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK 5. Functional analysis of proton-coupled sucrose transport Daniel R. Bush, USDA-ARS and Plant Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA 6. Voltage-gated ion channels Ingo Dreyer, Bernd Muller-Rober and Barbara Kohler, Universitat Potsdam, Institut fur Biochemie und Biologie, Golm, Germany 7. Ligand-gated ion channels Frans Maathius, Biology Department, University of York, UK 8. Aquaporins in plants Clare Vander Willigen, Lionel Verdoucq, Yann Boursiac and Christophe Maurel, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Cape Town, South Africa 9. Ca2+ and pH as integrating signals in transport control Tatiana N. Bibikova, Sarah M. Assmann and Simon Gilroy, Biology Department, Penn. State University, Pennsylvania, USA 10. Vesicle traffic and plasma membrane transport Annette C Hurst, Gerhard Thiel and Ulrike Homann, Botanisches Institut, TU-Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany 11. Potassium nutrition and salt stress Anna Amtmann, Patrick Armengaud and Vadim Volkov, Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biophysics, University of Glasgow, UK 12. Membrane transport and soil bioremediation Susan Rosser and Peter Dominy, Plant Sciences, IBLS, University of Glasgow, UK References Index