Series: Plant Developmental Biology - Biotechnological Perspectives Volume: 1
460 pages, 9 colour & 37 b/w illustrations
Understanding the mechanisms whereby plant development is regulated is crucial for crop improvement using genetic engineering. This work, comprising two volumes, reviews recent advances in plant developmental biology and explores the possibility of their practical applications from biotechnological perspectives.
Volume 1 deals with the plant model and its life cycle. Topics include the formation of shoots, roots, flowers and gametes, pollen germination, fertilization, fruit development and ripening, seed development, dormancy and germination, apomixis, male sterility and self-incompatibility.
This work is a key reference for plant breeders, researchers and graduate students in the fields of plant biotechnology, agronomy, horticulture, genetics and functional genomics, and cell and molecular biology.
Section I Models for Plant Development
1 Gene Regulatory Models for Plant Development and Evolution - E.R. ALVAREZ-BUYLLA, M. BENlTEZ, M. ALDANA, G.J. ESCALERA-SANTOS, . CHAOS, P. PADILLA-LONGORIA, and R. VERDUZCO-V ZQUEZ
2 Arabidopsis as Model for Developmental Regulation and Crop Improvement - C.M. LIU
Section II Vegetative Growth and Development
3 Axillary Shoot Branching in Plants- M.W.F. YAISH, D.R. GUEVARA, A. EL-KEREAMY, and S.J. ROTHSTEIN
4 Bud Dormancy and Growth - D.P. HORVATH
5 Root Development - L. JANSEN, B. DE RYBEL, V. VASSILEVA, and T. BEECKMAN
6 Legume Nodule Development - K. D'HAESELEER, S. GOORMACHTIG, and M. HOLSTERS
7 Tuber Development - W.L. MORRIS and M.A. TAYLOR
8 Senescence - C. ZHOU and S. GAN
Section III Reproductive Growth and Development
9 Floral Organ Initiation and Development - M. BEMER and G.C. ANGENENT
10 Flowering Regulation - H. YAMASHITA and Y. KOMEDA
11 Development and Function of the Female Gametophyte- N.S NCHEZ-LEAN and J.-P. VIELLE-CALZADA
12 Male Gametophyte Development - D. TWELL
13 Pollen Germination and Tube Growth - D.-Q. SHI and W.C. YANG
14 Fertilization in Angiosperms - S.D. RUSSELL
15 Fruit Development - H. EZURA and K. HIWASA-TANASE
16 Mechanism of Fruit Ripening - M. BOUZAYEN, A. LATCHAe, P. NATH, and J.-P. CLAUDE
17 Seed Development - B. DUBREUCQ, S. BAUD, I. DEBEAUJON, C. DUBOS, A. MARION-POLL, M. MIQUEL, H. NORTH, C. ROCHAT, J-M ROUTABOUL, and L. LEPINIEC
18 Seed Dormancy: Approaches for Finding New Genes in Cereals - J.M. BARRERO, J. JACOBSEN, and F. GUBLER
19 Seed Germination - R.C. MARTIN, W.E. PLUSKOTA, and H. NONOGAKI
20 Apomixis in the Era of Biotechnology - E. ALBERTINI, G. BARCACCIA, A. MAZZUCATO, T.F. SHARBEL, and M. FALCINELLI
21 Male Sterility - C.D. Chase, A. Ribarits, and E. Heberle-Bors
22 Self-Incompatibility in Flowering Plants - P. KAOTHIEN-NAKAYAMA, A. ISOGAI, and S. TAKAYAMA
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