The Pollen Tube - A Cellular and Molecular Perspective

Edited by Rui Malhó 
Springer  2006  

Hardback  295 p., 42 illus  ISBN 9783540311218      £135.00
The enormous amount of data now available about the pollen tube clearly reflects its qualities as a biological model that go much beyond that of a carrier of sperm cells essential for plant reproduction. The diversity of techniques and methodologies currently used to study pollen and pollen tube growth is reflected in this book written by biochemists, cell biologists, molecular biologists and geneticists. Their different perspectives demonstrate that pollen tubes are excellent models for plant cell research, particularly suitable for investigations on cell tip growth and polarization, signal transduction, channel and ion flux activity, gene expression, cytoskeleton and wall structure, membrane dynamics and even cell-cell communication.

Of interest to libraries, institutes; researchers and professionals in plant reproduction, cell biology and genetics.


  • The Pollen Tube: AModel System for Cell andMolecular Biology Studies, R.Malhó
  • Pollen Development, a Genetic and Transcriptomic View D.Twell ·S.-A.Oh·D.Honys
  • Ions and Pollen Tube Growth P.K.Hepler · A. Lovy-Wheeler · S.T. McKenna · J.G. Kunkel
  • Genomic and Molecular Analyses of Transporters in theMale Gametophyte H.Sze·S.Frietsch·X.Li ·K.W.Bock· J.F.Harper
  • Small GTPases and Spatiotemporal Regulation of Pollen Tube Growth J.-U.Hwang·Z.Yang
  • Lipid Metabolism, Compartmentalization and Signalling in the Regulation of Pollen Tube Growth V. ?Zársky · M. Potocky · F. Baluska · F. Cvrcková
  • The Actin Cytoskeleton in Pollen Tubes; Actin and Actin Binding Proteins E.Yokota·T.Shimmen
  • TheMicrotubular Cytoskeleton in Pollen Tubes: Structure and Role in Organelle Trafficking G.Cai ·M.Cresti
  • The Architecture and Properties of the PollenTube CellWall A.Geitmann·M.Steer
  • CellularMechanisms for Pollen Tube Growth Inhibition in Gametophytic Self-incompatibility B.H. J. deGraaf · C. Lee · B.A.McClure · N. (V. E.) Franklin-Tong . . . .
  • Extracellular Guidance Cues and Intracellular Signaling Pathways that Direct Pollen Tube Growth M.A. Johnson·E.Lord
  • Screening and Analysis of Pollen TubeMutations H.Guermonprez·F.Nogué·S.Bonhomme
  • Comparative Analysis of Biological Models used in the Study of Pollen Tube Growth T.Higashiyama ·R. Inatsugi
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