Plant Cell Biology, Second Edition: From Astronomy to Zoology connects the fundamentals of plant anatomy, plant physiology, plant growth and development, plant taxonomy, plant biochemistry, plant molecular biology, and plant cell biology. It covers all aspects of plant cell biology without emphasizing any one plant, organelle, molecule, or technique. Although most examples are biased towards plants, basic similarities between all living eukaryotic cells (animal and plant) are recognized and used to best illustrate cell processes. This is a must-have reference for scientists with a background in plant anatomy, plant physiology, plant growth and development, plant taxonomy, and more.
- Includes chapter on using mutants and genetic approaches to plant cell biology research and a chapter on -omic technologies
- Explains the physiological underpinnings of biological processes to bring original insights relating to plants
- Includes examples throughout from physics, chemistry, geology, and biology to bring understanding on plant cell development, growth, chemistry and diseases
- Provides the essential tools for students to be able to evaluate and assess the mechanisms involved in cell growth, chromosome motion, membrane trafficking and energy exchange
1. On the Nature of Cells 2. The Plasma Membrane 3. Plasmodesmata 4. The Endoplasmic Reticulum 5. Peroxisomes 6. The Golgi Apparatus 7. Vacuoles 8. Movement within the Endomembrane System 9. Cytoplasmic Structure 10. Actin and Microfilament-mediated Processes 11. Tubulin and Microtubule-mediated Processes 12. Cell Signaling 13. Chloroplasts 14. Mitochondria 15. Origin of Organelles 16. The Nucleus 17. Ribosomes and Proteins 18. The Origin of Life 19. Cell Division 20. The Extracellular Matrix 21. Toolkits
Appendix 1. SI Units, Constants, Variables, and Geometric Formulae 2. A Cell Biologist's View of Non-Newtonian 3. Calculation of the Total Transverse Force and Its Relation to Stress 4. Laboratory Exercises
Randy O. Wayne is a plant cell biologist at Cornell University notable for his work on plant development. In particular, along with his colleague Peter K. Hepler, Wayne established the powerful role of calcium in regulating plant growth; accordingly, their 1985 article, Calcium and plant development, was cited by at least 405 subsequent articles to earn the "Citation Classic" award from Current Contents magazine and has been cited by hundreds more since 1993. He is an authority on how plant cells sense gravity through pressure, on the water permeability of plant membranes, light microscopy, as well as the effects of calcium on plant development. He has published over 50 articles and is the author of another book, Light and Video Microscopy.