Plant Growth Signaling

Edited by Bögre, László; Beemster, Gerrit 
Springer  May 2008  

Hardcover  380 pp  ISBN 9783540775898      £148.00
Plant growth is of great economical and intellectual interest. Plants are the basis of our living environment, the production of our food and a myriad of plant-based natural products. Plant biomass is also becoming an important renewable energy resource.

Agricultural plant cultivation and breeding programs have altered plant productivity and yield parameters extensively, yet the principles and underlying mechanisms are not well understood. At the cellular level, growth is the result of only two processes, cell division and cell expansion, but these two processes are controlled by intertwined signaling cascades and regulatory mechanisms forming complex regulatory networks. Ultimately this network is what plant scientists are trying to unravel.

The sequencing of model and agronomically important plant genomes allows complete insight into the molecular components involved in each process. Methods to quantify the molecular changes, image growth processes and reconstruct growth regulatory networks are rapidly developing. This knowledge should help to elucidate key regulators and to design methods to engineer plant architecture and growth parameters for future human needs. This volume gives a comprehensive overview of what is known about plant growth regulation and growth restraints due to environmental conditions and should allow readers at all levels an entry into this exciting field of research.

Written for: Libraries, institutes, scientists.


  • Signals and Mechanisms in the Control of Plant Growth, P.Doerner
  • Control of Plant Organ Size, E.AnastasiouˇM.Lenhard
  • Control of Leaf Morphogenesis by Long- and Short-Distance Signaling: Differentiation of Leaves Into Sun or Shade Types and Compensated Cell Enlargement, A.Ferjani ˇS.YanoˇG.Horiguchi ˇH.Tsukaya
  • Plant Growth Dynamics: Analysis of Basic Spatial and Temporal Growth Patterns on the Background of Photosynthetic Energy Gain and Interactions with the Environment, A.Walter
  • Keeping the Balance Between Proliferation and Differentiation by the E2F Transcriptional Regulatory Network is Central to Plant Growth and Development, Z.Magyar
  • Plant Cell Growth Signalling and Its Link to Ploidy, T.Yoshizumi ˇC.Breuer ˇM.Matsui ˇK.Sugimoto-Shirasu Epidermal Signalling and the Control of Plant Shoot Growth, G.C. Ingram
  • Signaling in Auxin-Dependent Plant Development, M.K.ZagoˇC.S.Galvan-Ampudia ˇR.Offringa Brassinosteroid Signaling, S.D.Clouse
  • Ethylene: Inhibitor and Stimulator of Plant Growth, J.DugardeynˇD.VanDerStraeten Light and the Control of Plant Growth, E.López-JuezˇP.F.Devlin
  • TOR Signaling in Plants, G.H.Anderson
  • MAP Kinase Cascades Controlling Cell Division, Plant Growth and Development, T.Suzuki ˇY.Machida Protein Phosphatases in Plant Growth Signalling Pathways, A.Schweighofer ˇ I.Meskiene
  • Armadillo Repeat Proteins: Versatile Regulators of Plant Development and Signalling, J.C.Coates
  • Mass Spectrometry Based Proteomics as a Tool for the Analysis of Protein-Protein Interactions in Signaling Processes, W.X.Schulze
  • Signal Transduction Networks During Stress Responses in Arabidopsis: High-Throughput Analysis andModelling, A.DevotoˇA.Paccanaro
  • Cell Growth Control in an Algal Model K. Bisová
  • Subject Index
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