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Plant Systems Biology

Series: Annual Plant Reviews Volume: 35

Edited By: Gloria Coruzzi and Rodrigo Gutierrez

352 pages, illus

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Apr 2009 | #174321 | ISBN-13: 9781405162838
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Systems biology is a new field that seeks to integrate high-throughput biological studies with other scientific disciplines including mathematics, engineering and computer sciences to model how biological systems function. This new discipline is key to a full understanding of the life sciences and is already shaping strategies for the funding of biosciences.

"Plant Systems Biology" is an extremely timely and important volume in the "Annual Plant Reviews Series". The editors of the book have drawn together a very impressive, able and internationally respected set of authors. The book is broadly divided into four sections. Commencing with an introductory section covering basic principles, the book's second section covers models for systems biology and includes details of microbes, yeast and C. elegans. Section three deals with plant genomics and includes chapters on Arabidopsis, small RNAs, proteomics, transcriptional hard wiring, metabolomics and ionomics. The book's final section looks at network integration, transcriptional networks and root development, modelling in plant growth, plants in the environment, and evolution and self organization.

"Plant Systems Biology" is essential reading for all those working in biological sciences, particularly those involved in plant sciences, molecular, cell and developmental biology and genetics. Libraries in all research establishments and universities where biological sciences are studied and taught will need copies of this landmark publication on their shelves.

A"The book delivers an accurate and up--to--date review of the main progress made by plant researchers to capture, interpret and integrate different types of omics data, and to model plant biological processes taking into consideration multiple components of the system under scrutiny.A" ( Annals of Botany , December 2009)


BASIC PRINCIPLES1. Systems Biology Principles (Reka Albert* & Sarah Assman*, Penn State)a. Systems theory and Biologyb. Modelsc. Properties of Modelsd. Network versus elementse. Network Propertiesf. Data integration2. Statistics (Francesca Chiaromonte*, Penn State)3. Computational methods in Systems Biology (Dennis E. Shasha*, NYU Courant)a. Software toolsb. Visualization techniques MODELS FOR SYSTEMS BIOLOGY4. Microbes: Richard Bonneau* (NYU Biology/Courant)5. Yeast: (Charlie Boone, U Toronto- not yet confirmed)6. C. elegans: Piano/Gunsalus* (NYU Biology) PLANT GENOMICS: IDENTIFYING THE PARTS LIST7. Arabidopsis Genome: The Parts List (Joe Ecker*, SALK)8. small RNAs: (Pam Green* & Blake Meyers*, U Delaware)9. Proteomics: Putting the parts together (Scott Peck- Not confirmed)10. Transcriptional hard wiring: (Eric Grotewold*, Ohio State)11. Metabolomics in Systems Biology: (Wolfram Weckwerth*, Max Planck, Potsdam)12. Ionomics: (Mary Lou Guerinot*, Darmouth) PLANT SYSTEMS BIOLOGY: INTEGRATING THE PARTS LIST13. Network integration: Metabolic and Cellular networks (Gutierrez* & Coruzzi*)14. Transcriptional Networks and Root Development: (Philip Benfey*, Duke)15. Modeling plant growth: (Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz- Not confirmed)16. Plants in the environment: (Michael Purrugganan, NC State). 17. Evolution and self-organization (Mark Siegal & Ken Birnbaum, NYU Biology)

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Gloria Coruzzi is Chair of Biology and Carroll & Milton Petrie Professor at the Department of Biology and Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, New York University, New York, USA. Rodrigo Gutierrez is Assistant Professor at the Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Department, P. Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile and an Associate Research Scientist at the Department of Biology and Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, New York University, New York, USA.

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