Cytomorphogenesis in Plants

  • Oswald Kiermayer

Part of the Cell Biology Monographs book series (CELLBIOL, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Cytomorphogenesis in Unicellular Plants and Cell Aggregates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. D. K. Romanovicz
      Pages 27-62
    3. Anna-Maria M. Schmid, M. A. Borowitzka, B. E. Volcani
      Pages 63-97
    4. W. F. Millington
      Pages 99-118
    5. H. G. Schweiger, Sigrid Berger
      Pages 119-145
    6. P. Kallio, J. Lehtonen
      Pages 191-213
    7. G. Neuhaus, O. Kiermayer
      Pages 215-228
  3. Cytomorphogenesis in Multicellular Plants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. L. Taiz, J.-P. Métraux, P. A. Richmond
      Pages 231-264
    3. Brigitte Buchen, A. Sievers
      Pages 349-376
  4. General Aspects of Cytomorphogenesis in Plants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 377-377
    2. M. H. Weisenseel, Rosalinde M. Kicherer
      Pages 379-399
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 423-441

About this book


In 1958 E. BUNNING published a book in the former series "Proto­ plasmatologia" entitled "Polaritat und inaquale Teilung des pflanzlichen Protoplasten" (polarity and unequal division of the plant protoplast) in which for the first time results of experimental plant cytomorphogenesis were re­ viewed. This book was based completely on light microscopic observations and rather simple experimental techniques. Since then our knowledge of basic cytomorphogenetic mechanisms has greatly increased, especially with the introduction of modern ultrastructural, biochemical and sophisticated experi­ mental methods so that the field of cytomorphogenesis in our days should be considered a separate discipline within the general field of cell biology. This book, "Cytomorphogenesis in Plants", represents a necessary attempt to bring together current knowledge in this field of research on a comparable basis. Unfortunately enormous gaps in our understanding of the underlying principles of cytomorphogenetic events still exist. Therefore it seemed reason­ able to present a book composed of individual chapters, each written by experts for a defined experimental system. Each chapter represent a separate treatise with its own references, hence it was not possible to avoid some overlap both in the text and in the literature of the chapters without destroying the uni­ formity of the respective article.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Oswald Kiermayer
    • 1
  1. 1.Botanical InstituteUniversity of SalzburgAustria

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-8604-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-8602-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-4665
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