Applied Plant Cell Biology

Cellular Tools and Approaches for Plant Biotechnology

  • Peter Nick
  • Zdeněk Opatrny

Part of the Plant Cell Monographs book series (CELLMONO, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Control of Growth and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Petr Skůpa, Zdeněk Opatrný, Jan Petrášek
      Pages 69-102
    3. Mária Šmehilová, Lukáš Spíchal
      Pages 103-130
    4. Yue Lou, Jun Zhu, Zhongnan Yang
      Pages 179-205
  3. Stress Tolerance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Michal Martinka, Marek Vaculík, Alexander Lux
      Pages 209-246
    3. M. Sayyar Khan, R. Hell
      Pages 247-272
  4. Plant Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Einat Sadot
      Pages 301-323
    3. Armin Wagner, Lloyd Donaldson
      Pages 369-391
  5. The Cell Biology Toolbox: New Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 393-393
    2. Jan Vrána, Petr Cápal, Martina Bednářová, Jaroslav Doležel
      Pages 395-430
    3. Zdeněk Opatrný, Peter Nick, Jan Petrášek
      Pages 455-481

About this book


The aim of this volume is to merge classical concepts of plant cell biology with the recent findings of molecular studies and real-world applications in a form attractive not only to specialists in the realm of fundamental research, but also to breeders and plant producers. Four sections deal with the control of development, the control of stress tolerance, the control of metabolic activity, and novel additions to the toolbox of modern plant cell biology in an exemplary and comprehensive manner and are targeted at a broad professional community. It serves as a clear example that a sustainable solution to the problems of food security must be firmly rooted in modern, continuously self re-evaluating cell-biological research.

No green biotech without green cell biology. As advances in modern medicine is based on extensive knowledge of animal molecular cell biology, we need to understand the hidden laws of plant cells in order to handle crops, vegetables and forest trees. We need to exploit, not only empirically, their astounding developmental, physiological and metabolic plasticity, which allows plants to cope with environmental challenges and to restore flexible, but robust self-organisation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Nick
    • 1
  • Zdeněk Opatrny
    • 2
  1. 1.Botanical InstituteUniversity of KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Charles UniversityPragueCzech Republic

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