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The Expanding Cell

Series: Plant Cell Monographs Volume: 5
Edited By: Jean-Pierre Verbelen and Kris Vissenberg
307 pages, 53 illus
Publisher: Springer Nature
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  • The Expanding Cell ISBN: 9783540391142 Hardback Dec 2006 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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After division, plant cells are able to increase their volume enormously by cell expansion, making the expanding cell a crucial player in the production of biomass. The study of plant cell expansion involves many different disciplines and technical approaches, and this book is the first attempt to bring this diversity together to present a multifaceted view of the most up-to-date knowledge. Included are data ranging from biophysical measurements and chemical analysis to molecular biological approaches and microscopy.


Cell Expansion: Past, Present and Perspectives.- Solute and Water Relations of Growing Plant Cells.- Cellulose and Cell Elongation.- Hemicelluloses and Cell Expansion.- Roles of the XTH Protein Family in the Expanding Cell.- Expansions.- Pectic Polysaccharides and Expanding Cell Walls.- Redox and Wall-Restructuring.- Mechanics of the Expanding Cell Wall.- The Cytoskeleton and Co-Ordination of Directional Expansion in a Multicellular Context.- The Control of Cell Size and Rate of Elongation in the Arabidopsis Root.- Signal Crosstalk in the Control of Hypocotyl Elongation in Arabidopsis.

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Jean-Pierre Verbelen studied Botany (M.Sc., 1969) at the University of Gent and obtained his PhD in 1976 at the University of Antwerpen, where he actually is Professor at the Department of Biology. Major research interests are plant development, cell expansion and cytoskeleton involvement. Kris Vissenberg studied Biology (M.Sc., 1997) and obtained his PhD at the University of Antwerpen in 2001. Actually he is a post-doc at the Fund for Scientific Research -- Flanders (FWO-Vlaanderen). Major research interest are cell expansion, cell wall metabolism and general plant development.

Series: Plant Cell Monographs Volume: 5
Edited By: Jean-Pierre Verbelen and Kris Vissenberg
307 pages, 53 illus
Publisher: Springer Nature
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