Cell Separation in Plants

Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • Daphne J. Osborne
  • Michael B. Jackson

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 35)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Gene Regulation and Gene Expression

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. D. Grierson, C. J. S. Smith, P. C. Morris, C. Watson, C. R. Bird, J. Ray et al.
      Pages 1-9
    3. Alan B. Bennett, Dean DellaPenna, Robert L. Fischer, James Giovannoni, James Lincoln
      Pages 11-19
    4. Rolf E. Christoffersen, Laura G. Cass, Douglas J. McGarvey, Frank W. Percival, Kristin R. Bozak
      Pages 21-30
    5. Akira Watanabe, Naoto Kawakami, Yoshitaka Azumi
      Pages 31-38
    6. H. Imaseki, N. Nakajima, N. Nakagawa
      Pages 51-59
    7. J. A. Roberts, J. E. Taylor, Y. V. Lasslett, G. A. Tucker
      Pages 61-68
    8. R. Sexton, M. L. Tucker, E. del Campillo, L. N. Lewis
      Pages 69-78
  3. Cell Wall and Enzyme Changes

  4. Pathogenic Cell Separation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. M. T. Esquerré-Tugayé, D. Mazau, D. Rumeau
      Pages 157-163
    3. P. J. Keenan, J. Friend
      Pages 179-187
  5. Signal Specificity and Target Cell Status

  6. Cell Separation in Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Ruth Ben-Arie, Lillian Sonego, Musia Zeidman, Susan Lurie
      Pages 253-262
    3. C. J. Keijzer, M. T. M. Willemse
      Pages 275-285
    4. Christopher E. Jeffree, Fiona Gordon, Michael M. Yeoman
      Pages 287-299
  7. Crop Production and Harvesting

  8. Additional Contributions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. Cathal P. Connern, A. R. Smith, R. Turner, M. A. Hall
      Pages 351-356
    3. J. N. Burdon, R. Sexton
      Pages 371-375
    4. Marcia J. Kieliszewski, Derek T. A. Lamport
      Pages 383-386
    5. A. M. Haigh, S. P. C. Groot, I. Zingen-Sell, C. M. Karssen
      Pages 387-391
    6. C. Balagué, J. M. Lelièvre, J. C. Pêch
      Pages 393-398

About this book


This NATO Advanced Research Workshop held 25-30 September, 1988 at the Villa Gualino, Turin, Italy, was the first international meeting of its kind to be devoted solely to cell separation in plants. The partial or complete dissociation of one cell from another is an integral process of differentiation. Partial cell separations are basic physiological components of the overall programme of plant development. Complete cell separations are major events in the ripening of fruits, and the shedding of plant parts. Unscheduled cell separations commonly occur when tissues are subjected to pathogenic invasion. Environmental stresses too, evoke their own separation responses. Over the past five years much new knowledge has been acquired on the regulation of gene expression in specific stages of cell differentiation. Specific molecular markers have been identified that designate the competence of cells for achieving separation. Certain of the chemical signals (hormones, elicitors) that must be emitted or perceived by cells to initiate and sustain separation, are now known to us, and the resulting cell wall changes have come under close chemical scrutiny. The Turin meeting was a focus for those currently involved in such investigations. It assessed factors controlling cell separation in a wide spectrum of different cell types under a variety of conditions.


Reifeprozeß agriculture biochemistry biology cell cell culture chemistry enzyme gene gene expression molecular biology physiology phytopathology plant plants

Editors and affiliations

  • Daphne J. Osborne
    • 1
  • Michael B. Jackson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Plant SciencesUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural Sciences, Long Ashton Research StationUniversity of BristolBristolUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-74163-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-74161-6
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