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Temporal and Spatial Regulation of Plant Genes

  • Desh Pal S. Verma
  • Robert B. Goldberg

Part of the Plant Gene Research book series (GENE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Ruth Finkelstein, Mark Estelle, Jose Martinez-Zapater, Chris Somerville
    Pages 1-25
  3. John J. Harada, Robert A. Dietrich, Lucio Comai, Catherine S. Baden
    Pages 27-39
  4. Michael Freeling, Deverie K. Bongard-Pierce, Nicholas Harberd, Barbara Lane, Sarah Hake
    Pages 41-62
  5. Enrico S. Coen, Jorge Almeida, Tim P. Robbins, Andrew Hudson, Rosemary Carpenter
    Pages 63-82
  6. Charles S. Gasser, Alan G. Smith, Kim A. Budelier, Maud A. Hinchee, Sheila McCormick, Robert B. Horsch et al.
    Pages 83-96
  7. Joseph P. Mascarenhas
    Pages 97-115
  8. E. C. Cornish, J. M. Pettitt, A. E. Clarke
    Pages 117-130
  9. Maria Cuozzo, Steve A. Kay, Nam-Hai Chua
    Pages 131-153
  10. James E. Lincoln, Robert L. Fischer
    Pages 155-167
  11. Desh Pal S. Verma, Ashton J. Delauney
    Pages 169-199
  12. James B. Cooper
    Pages 235-251
  13. Fritz Schöffl, Götz Baumann, Eberhard Raschke
    Pages 253-273
  14. Peter Weisbeek, Sjef Smeekens
    Pages 275-295
  15. Dilip M. Shah, Charles S. Gasser, Guy della-Cioppa, Ganesh M. Kishore
    Pages 297-312
  16. Roger N. Beachy
    Pages 313-331
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 333-344

About this book

Introduction

First attempts to isolate plant genes were for those genes that are abun­ dantly expressed in a particular plant organ at a specific stage of devel­ opment. However, many important gene products are produced in a very minute quantity and in specialized cell types. Such genes can now be isolated using a variety of approaches, some of which are described in this volume. The rapid progress during the last decade in regeneration of a number of crop plants and the availability of molecular tools to introduce foreign genes in plants is allowing the engineering of specific traits of agri­ cultural importance. These genes must, however, be regulated in a spatial and temporal manner in order to have desired effects on plant devel­ opment and productivity. The habitat of plants necessitate adaptive responses with respect to the environmental changes. Starting from germination of the seed, the plant begins to sense environmental cues such as moisture, light, temperature and the presence of pathogens, and begins to respond to them. Little is known about various signal transduction pathways that lead to biochemical and morphogenetic responses, in particular, transition from vegetative to reproductive phase. With the availability of tools to generate specific mutations via transposon tagging, identification and isolation of genes affecting these processes may be facilitated. Transfer of these genes into heterologous environments will allow understanding of the complex processes that control plant development.

Keywords

plant regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Desh Pal S. Verma
    • 1
  • Robert B. Goldberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Biotechnology CenterOhio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7091-6950-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-7448-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-6950-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0175-2073
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