Endosperm - Developmental and Molecular Biology
Edited by O A Olsen
The nutritive endosperm of angiosperms is mankind's most important source of food,
livestock feed and industrial raw material. This book is the first comprehensive overview
of the developmental and molecular biology of endosperm. The text covers cereal endosperm
development from fertilization to maturity, including molecular and cell biology of the syncytial
phase, the cellularization process and cell fate specification of the embryo surrounding region
cells, the basal transfer cells, the starchy endosperm and aleurone cells. In addition, endosperm
development in the model species Arabidopsis thaliana is covered, along with recent progress
in endosperm in vitro culture.
Hardcover 249 pp ISBN 9783540712343
Special features of endosperm, such as imprinting, polyploidy, programmed
cell death and anthocyanin biosynthesis, are described in separate chapters. Finally,
the genes and pathways for the main nutritional components of endosperm, storage proteins
and starch are covered in detail. Each chapter is illustrated with figures and diagrams,
accompanied by text intended for readers at all levels with a basic understanding of cell and
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- The Developmental Biology of Cereal Endosperm.
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- Aleurone Cell Development
- The Embryo Surrounding Region.
- Transfer Cells.
- Arabidopsis as a Model for Understanding the Basics of Endosperm
- Endosperm Cell and Organ Culture.
- Anthocyanin Synthesis in Maize
- Protein Body Biogenesis in Cereal Endosperms
- Endosperm Cell Walls: Formation, Composition, and Functions.
- Starch Formation in the
- The Structure and Expression of Cereal Storage Protein Genes
Genomic Imprinting in Arabidopsis thaliana and Zea mays.
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