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Plant Cell Walls: From Chemistry to Biology


By: P Albersheim, A Staehelin, R Sederoff, K Roberts and A Darvill

430 pages, Figs

Garland Science

Hardback | Apr 2010 | #185023 | ISBN-13: 9780815319962
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Plant cell walls are complex, dynamic cellular structures essential for plant growth, development, physiology and adaptation. This text provides an in depth and diverse view of the microanatomy, biosynthesis and molecular physiology of these cellular structures, both in the life of the plant and in their use for bioproducts and biofuels.


1. The Cell Wall and Plant Anatomy 2. The Structural Polysaccharides of the Cell Wall and How They Are Studied 3. Biochemistry of the Cell Wall Molecules 4. Membrane Systems Involved in Cell Wall Assembly 5. Biosynthesis of Cell Wall Polymers 6. Architectural Principles and Variations 7. The Cell Wall in Growth and Development 8. Cell Walls and the Interaction of Plants with Microbes 9. Plant Cell Walls: A Renewable Material Resource

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Peter Albersheim is Emeritus Director of the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center at the University of Georgia. He received his PhD from the California Institute of Technology. He and Dr. Alan Darvill founded the CCRC in September 1985. Alan Darvill is Director of the CCRC at the University of Georgia, Director of the Department of Energy (DOE)-funded Center for Plant and Microbial Complex Carbohydrates, and is UGA Lead in the DOE-funded BioEnergy Science Center. He received his PhD from the University College of Wales. Keith Roberts is Emeritus Fellow at the John Innes Centre, Norwich. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge. Ron Sederoff is Professor of Forestry and Co-Director of the Forest Biotechnology Group at North Carolina State University. He received his PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles. Andrew Staehelin is Emeritus Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received his PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

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