Plant Vacuoles

Their Importance in Solute Compartmentation in Cells and Their Applications in Plant Biotechnology

  • Bernard Marin

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 134)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Overview of Recent Developments

    1. Bernard Marin
      Pages 1-2
  3. Vacuoles Today and Twenty Years Ago

    1. Philippe Matile
      Pages 3-6
  4. Problems of Methodology in Study of Plant Vacuoles and Tonoplast Vesicles

    1. Hélène Barbier-Brygoo, Jean-Pierre Renaudin, Pierre Manigault, Yves Mathieu, Armen Kurkdjian, Jean Guern
      Pages 21-29
    2. D. James Morre, A. Brightman, G. Scherer, B. Vom Dorp, C. Penel, G. Auderset et al.
      Pages 31-42
    3. Jürgen M. Schmitt, Enrico Martinoia, Dirk K. Hincha, Georg Kaiser
      Pages 43-50
    4. Roberta Colombo, Piera Lado, Antonio Peres
      Pages 51-56
  5. Some Basic Characteristics of Plant Vacuoles in Relation with the Different Events during the Plant Life

  6. The Tonoplast State of Knowledge Difficulties and Strategies of its Study

    1. Roger A. Leigh, Andrew J. Pope
      Pages 101-110
    2. Jean-Paul Lassalles, Joël Alexandre, Michel Thellier
      Pages 111-120
    3. Max Hill, Alain Dupaix, Pierre Volfin, Armen Kurkdjian, Bernard Arrio
      Pages 127-133
    4. Alain Pugin, Françoise Montrichard, Khanh Le-Quôc, Danièle Le-Quôc
      Pages 135-141

About this book


The papers in this book, illustating the present status of knowledge related to the vacuolar compartment of fungi and plants, were presented at an Advanced Research Workshop entitled "Plant Vacuoles. Their Importance in Plant Cell Compartmentation and their Applications in Biotechnology" held in Sophia-Antipolis, France, on July 6-11, 1986. The organizers were fortunate in being able to assemble representative leaders of all the above fields of research concerning this compartment. These scientists from all over the world were invited to present their latest results and to exchange views and plans for continued research in this highly exciting field, which is very important for the improving the industrial aspect of plant biotechnology related to the production of molecules with a high added value. To ensure maximal flexibility and opportunity for dicussion, the chairmen of the various sessions were asked to introduce their respective topics, after which they were given the freedom of organizing their sessions in a more or less improvised fashion, with brief presentations of relevant new information by participants following a schedule fixed relatively shortly before the workshop. This procedure proved to be highly successful, giving rise to most productive and stimulating discussions among the representatives of the various fields.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Bernard Marin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut Français de Recherche Scientifique pour le Dévelopment en CoopérationORSTOMParisFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-5343-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-5341-6
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