Annual Plant Reviews, Volume 12, Polarity in Plants
February 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
A fundamental feature of developmental biology is that of the establishment of polarity. It can be described at different levels - polarity of the organism, polarity in tissue patterning and organ development, and polarity of the cell.
This volume provides an account of current research into the mechanisms by which polarity is generated at the level of the cell, organ and organism in plants, drawing especially on recent work with model organisms.The emphasis is on the use of the techniques of molecular genetics to dissect molecular mechanisms.
This is the first volume to bring together the diverse aspects of polarity in plant development. It is directed at researchers and professionals in plant developmental biology, cell biology and molecular biology.
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Patrick J. Hussey, Michael J. Deeks, Timothy J. Hawkins and Tijs Ketelaar, The Integrative Cell Biology Laboratory, School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, University of Durham, UK.
2. Mechanisms of cell polarity establishment and polar auxin transport.
Arthur J. Molendijk, Olaf Tietz, Benedetto Ruperti, Ivan A. Paponov and Klaus Palme, Zellbiologie, Universitaet Freiburg, Germany.
3. Polarity and cell walls.
Przemyslaw Wojtaszek, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznañ, Poland and Dieter Volkmann and Frantisek Baluska, Botanisches Institut, Universität Bonn, Germany.
4. Polarity in single cells: root hairs, epidermal pavement cells and trichomes.
Stefanie Falk, Jaideep Mathur and Martin Hülskamp, Botanical Institute, University of Köln, Germany.
5. From polarity to pattern: early development in fucoid algae.
Colin Brownlee, Marine Biological Association, Plymouth, UK.
6. Polarity in Arabidopsis embryogenesis.
Ramon A. Torres Ruiz, Institute for Genetics, University of Düsseldorf, Germany.
7. Polarity in roots.
Peter W. Barlow, School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, UK and Dieter Volkmann and Frantisek Baluska, Botanisches Institut, Universität Bonn, Germany.
8. Development of the shoot apical meristem.
Rüdiger Simon, Institut für Entwicklungsbiologie, University of Köln, Germany.
9. Polar signals in vascular development.
Thomas Berleth and Enrico Scarpella, Department of Botany, University of Toronto, Canada.
10. Establishment of polarity in lateral organs of seed plants.
John L. Bowman, Section of Plant Biology, University of California at Davis, USA.
11. Polarity in floral development.
Martin Kieffer and Brendan Davies, Leeds Institute for Plant Biotechnology and Agriculture, University of Leeds, UK.
A state-of-the-art review of a highly fashionable area of developmental biology
The emphasis is on the use of the techniques of molecular genetics to dissect molecular mechanisms
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Chapter authors are drawn from major laboratories around the world