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Plants exhibit both mitotic and postmitotic senescence. Mitotic senescence occurs when meristem cells lose their ability to undergo mitotic cell division. Postmitotic senescence, an active degenerative process, occurs in organs such as leaves and flowers that are at their last stage of development. With the tools of molecular genetics, recent years have seen remarkable advances in our understanding of plant senescence, which is of major importance to agriculture.
This volume provides an overview of the recent advances in the physiology, biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology of mitotic and postmitotic senescence in plants, and discusses the genetic manipulation of senescence for agricultural improvement.
1. Mitotic senescence in plants Dr Susheng Gan, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA 2. Chlorophyll catabolism and leaf coloration Dr Stefan Hortensteiner, Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Bern, Altenbergrain 21, CH-3013 Bern, Switzerland; and Dr David W. Lee, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, Miami FL 33199, USA 3. Membrane dynamics and regulation of subcellular changes during senescence Marianne Hopkins, Linda McNamara, Catherine Taylor, Tzann-Wei Wang and Dr John Thompson, Department of Biology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada 4. Oxidative stress and leaf senescence Dr Ulrike Zentgraf, ZMBP, General Genetics, University of Tuebingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 28, 72076 Tuebingen, Germany 5. Nutrient remobilization during leaf senescence Dr Andreas M. Fischer, Department of Plant Sciences, 210 AgBioScience Facility, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA 6. Environmental regulation of leaf senescence Dr Amnon Lers, Department of Postharvest Science of Fresh Produce, Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, P.O.Box 6, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel 7. Developmental and hormonal control of leaf senescence Jos H. M. Schippers, Molecular Biology of Plants, Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute, University of Groningen, Kerklaan 30, 9751 NN, Haren, The Netherlands; Hai-Chun Jing, Wheat Pathogenesis Programme, Plant-Pathogen Interactions Division, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden AL5 2JQ, UK; and Jacques Hille and Dr Paul Dijkwel, Molecular Biology of Plants, Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute, University of Groningen, Kerklaan 30, 9751 NN, Haren, The Netherlands 8. The genetic control of senescence revealed by mapping quantitative trait loci Dr Helen J. Ougham, Dr Ian Armstead and Dr Catherine Howarth, Plant Genetics & Breeding Department, Institute of Grassland & Environmental Research, Plas Gogerddan, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3EB, Wales, UK; Dr Isaac Galyuon, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana; and Dr Iain Donnison and Professor Howard Thomas, Plant Genetics & Breeding Department, Institute of Grassland & Environmental Research, Plas Gogerddan, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3EB, Wales, UK 9. Genomics and proteomics of leaf senescence Dr Marie-Jeanne Carp and Dr Shimon Gepstein, Department of Biology, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, 32000, Israel 10. Molecular regulation of leaf senescence Dr Hyo Jung Kim, Division of Molecular Life Sciences, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, Kyungbuk, 790-784, South Korea; Dr Pyung Ok Lim, Department of Science Education, Cheju National University, Cheju, 690-756, South Korea; and Dr Hong-Gil Nam, Division of Molecular Life Sciences, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, Kyungbuk, 790-784, South Korea 11. Flower senescence Professor Michael S. Reid and Dr Jen-Chih Chen, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, One Shields Drive, Davis, CA 95616, USA 12. Fruit ripening and its manipulation Dr James Giovannoni, USDA-ARS Plant, Soil and Nutrition Lab and Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Cornell University Campus, Tower Road., Ithaca, NY 14853, USA 13. Genetic manipulation of leaf senescence Dr Yongfeng Guo and Dr Susheng Gan, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Dr Susheng Gan is at the Department of Horticulture, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
'This volume summarizes recent progresses in the physiology, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, genomics, proteomics, and biotechnology of plant senescence... The book is directed at researchers and professionals in plantmolecular genetics, physiology and biochemistry.' Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment, vol 11, 2007