|Inzé, Dirk (ed.)|
Cell Cycle Control and Plant Development
Annual Plant Reviews (Volume 32)
1. Edition May 2007
2007. 396 Pages, Hardcover
ISBN 978-1-4051-5043-9 - John Wiley & Sons
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The cell cycle in plants consists of an ordered set of events, including DNA replication and mitosis, that culminates in cell division. As cell division is a fundamental part of a plant's existence and the basis for tissue repair, development and growth, a full understanding of all aspects of this process is of pivotal importance.
Cell Cycle Control and Plant Development commences with an introductory chapter and is broadly divided into two parts. Part 1 details the basic cell machinery, with chapters covering cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs), cyclins, CDK inhibitors, proteolysis, CDK phosphorylation, and E2F/DP transcription factors. Part 2, which describes the cell cycle and plant development, covers cell cycle activation, cell cycle control during leaf development, endoreduplication, the cell cycle and trichome, fruit and endosperm development, the hormonal control of cell division and environmental stress, and cell cycle exit.
From the contents
1. The growing family of plant cyclin-dependent kinases with multiple functions in cellular and developmental regulation.
2. The plant cyclins.
3. CDK inhibitors.
4. The UPS: an engine that drives the cell cycle.
5. CDK phosphorylation.
6. E2F-DP transcription factors.
7. Function of the retinoblastoma-related protein in plants.
8. Auxin fuels the cell cycle engine during lateral root initiation.
9. Cell cycle control during leaf development.
10. Physiological relevance and molecular control of the endocycle in plants.
11. Insights into the endocycle from trichome development.
12. Cell cycle control and fruit development.
13. Cell cycle and endosperm development.
14. Hormonal regulation of cell cycle progression and its role in development.
15. Cell cycle and environmental stresses