Hormones, Signals and Target Cells in Plant Development

Hormones, Signals and Target Cells in Plant Development

Description

Meristematic cells in plants become the many different types of cells found in a mature plant. This is achieved by a selective response to chemical signals both from neighbouring cells and distant tissues. It is these responses that shape the plant, its time of flowering, the sex of its flowers, its length of survival or progress to senescence and death. How do plants achieve this? This treatise addresses this question using well-chosen examples to illustrate the concept of target cells. The authors discuss how each cell has the ability to discriminate between different chemical signals, determining which it will respond to and which it will ignore. The regulation of gene expression through signal perception and signal transduction is at the core of this selectivity and the Target Cell concept. This volume will serve as a valuable reference for all researchers working in the field of plant developmental biology.


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Details

Author(s)
Daphne J. Osborne, Michael T. McManus
Format
Paperback | 268 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 15mm | 400g
Publication date
03 Mar 2011
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reissue
Illustrations note
Worked examples or Exercises
ISBN10
0521177456
ISBN13
9780521177450