Cell and Developmental Biology of Arabinogalactan-Proteins

  • Eugene A. Nothnagel
  • Antony Bacic
  • Adrienne E. Clarke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Structure and Biosynthesis of Arabinogalactan-Proteins

    1. B. A. Stone, K. Valenta
      Pages 1-10
    2. A. Bacic, G. Currie, P. Gilson, S. L. Mau, D. Oxley, C. Schultz et al.
      Pages 11-23
    3. Christophe Reuzeau, Lars Snogerup, Per Kjellbom
      Pages 25-42
  3. Localization and Action of Arabinogalactan-Proteins at the Subcellular and Cellular Levels

  4. Arabinogalactan-Proteins in Somatic Embryogenesis

    1. Clare G. Steele-King, William G. T. Willats, J. Paul Knox
      Pages 95-107
    2. Marc Kreuger, Arjon van Hengel, Sacco de Vries
      Pages 109-119
  5. Arabinogalactan-Proteins in Reproductive Development

    1. Adrienne E. Clarke, G. Currie, P. Gilson, S. L. Mau, D. Oxley, C. J. Schultz et al.
      Pages 121-131
    2. E. M. Lord, T. Holdaway-Clarke, S. J. Roy, G. Y. Jauh, P. K. Hepler
      Pages 153-167
  6. Arabinogalactan-Proteins in Vegetative Development

  7. Medically and Industrially Important Arabinogalactan-Proteins and Related Macromolecules

About this book


Arabinogalactan-proteins are distributed throughout the plant kingdom and are present in leaves, stems, roots, floral parts, and seeds. At the subcellular level, AGPs are localized on the plasma membrane, in the cell wall, in secretory and endocytotic pathway organelles, in stylar and root secretions and in the medium of cultured cells. The widespread distribution of AGPs indicates that they perform important functions. An expansion of knowledge regarding AGPs has been initiated and sustained through new experimental approaches, including the development of monoclonal antibody probes and cloning of cDNAs corresponding to core polypeptides. Regulated expression and other evidence points to the involvement of AGPs in plant reproductive development, pattern formation, and somatic embryogenesis, as well as in the processes of cell division, cell expansion, and cell death. AGPs also have an importance to industry. One example is gum arabic, an exudate from Acacia senegal, a mixture of AGPs and polysaccharides which has unique viscosity and emulsifying properties that have led to many uses in the food as well as other industries.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Eugene A. Nothnagel
    • 1
  • Antony Bacic
    • 2
  • Adrienne E. Clarke
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaRiversideUSA
  2. 2.University of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-4207-0
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers,New York 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6888-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4207-0
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