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About this book
About this book
Presents a review of advances in understanding the cellular, molecular and genetic mechanisms governing cell-cell interactions in plants. In the case of the interaction between different cells of the same plant, progress in the study of gametes and associated organs during sexual reproduction is examined. Progress in the study of associations between somatic cells crucial to coordinated tissue development are also reported. Interactions between plant cells and cells of other organisms are then represented by consideration of plant pathogenesis and examples of mutualistic symbiosis. In particular, the Rhizobium/legume symbiosis has been studied extensively and the genes controlling the specificity of the interaction and involved in creating a harmonious mutualism have been cloned and their products identified.
Reissue of a book first published in 1992.
List of contributors; Preface; 1. Sexual signalling in Chlamydomonas; 2. Gamete recognition and fertilisation in the fucoid algae; 3. The fungal surface and its role in sexual interactions; 4. Gamete recognition in angiosperms: model and strategy for analysis; 5. The molecular biology of self-incompatible responses; 6. Cell surface arabinogalactan proteins, arabinogalactans and plant development; 7. Local and systemic signalling during a plant defence response; 8. Contact sensing during infection by fungal pathogens; 9. The electrophysiology of root--zoospore interactions; 10. Molecular differentiation and development of the host--parasite interface in powdery mildew of pea; 11. Recognition signals and initiation of host responses controlling basic incompatibility between fungi and plants; 12. Cell surface interactions in endomycorrhizal symbiosis; 13. Host recognition in the Rhizobium leguminosarum-pea symbiosis; 14. The Rhizobium trap: root hair curling in the root nodule symbiosis; 15. Structure and function of Rhizobium lipopolysaccharide in relation to legume nodule development; Index.