Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. David Twell, Sung-Aeong Oh, David Honys
    Pages 15-45
  3. Peter K. Hepler, Alenka Lovy-Wheeler, Sylvester T. McKenna, Joseph G. Kunkel
    Pages 47-69
  4. Heven Sze, Sabine Frietsch, Xiyan Li, Kevin W. Bock, Jeffrey F. Harper
    Pages 71-93
  5. Jae-Ung Hwang, Zhenbiao Yang
    Pages 95-116
  6. V. Žársky, M. Potocky, F. Baluška, F. Cvrčková
    Pages 117-138
  7. Anja Geitmann, Martin Steer
    Pages 177-200
  8. Barend H. J. de Graaf, Chris Lee, Bruce A. McClure, Noni (V. E.) Franklin-Tong
    Pages 201-221
  9. Hélène Guermonprez, Fabien Nogué, Sandrine Bonhomme
    Pages 243-263
  10. Back Matter

About this book


The enormous amount of data now available about the pollen tube clearly reflects its qualities as a biological model that go much beyond that of a carrier of sperm cells essential for plant reproduction. The diversity of techniques and methodologies currently used to study pollen and pollen tube growth is reflected in this book written by biochemists, cell biologists, molecular biologists and geneticists. Their different perspectives demonstrate that pollen tubes are excellent models for plant cell research, particularly suitable for investigations on cell tip growth and polarization, signal transduction, channel and ion flux activity, gene expression, cytoskeleton and wall structure, membrane dynamics and even cell–cell communication.


Expression Organe Organelle Pollenschlauch Protein Spitzenwachstum cellular mechanisms gene expression metabolism molecular biology pollen tube regulation signal transduction signalling transport

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