Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plant Hormones book cover

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plant Hormones

This book provides up-to-date coverage at an advanced level of a range of topics in the biochemistry and molecular biology of plant hormones, with particular emphasis on biosynthesis, metabolism and mechanisms of action. Each contribution is written by acknowledged experts in the field, providing definitive coverage of the field.
No other modern book covers this subject matter at such an advanced level so comprehensively. It will be invaluable to university libraries and scientists in the plant biotechnology industries.

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Published: April 1999

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-89825-8

Reviews

  • This book is a must for everyone working in the field of plant hormones. It contains comprehensive state-of-the-art reviews for all plant hormone classes.(...)Most articles have been written by leading experts in the field and some are real treasure troves.(...)the book is indispensable for those working in the field, but I can recommend it also to all that have an interest in plant hormones.
    (T. Schmülling, Tübingen), Journal of Plant Physiology, 157/4, 2000


    (...)this book does provide the most authoritative and current coverage available in an important area of plant science(...)
    (M. Venis), Annals of Botany 85, 2000
    (...)It provides an up-to-date overview of the fast-moving field of plant hormone research in the context of biochemistry and molecular biology, and biosynthesis, metabolism and mechanisms of action, in particular.
    BookNews, 2000

Contents

  • I. Introduction and Methodology. 1. Introduction: nature, occurrence and functioning of plant hormones (R.E. Cleland). 2. Physico-chemical methods of plant hormone analysis (A. Crozier, T. Moritz). 3. Immunological methods of plant hormone research (M.H. Beale). 4. Structure activity relationships of plant growth regulators (G.F. Katekar). II Control of Hormone Synthesis and Metabolism. 5. Auxins (J.T. Slovin, R.S. Bandurski, J.D. Cohen). 6. Control of cytokinin biosynthesis and metabolism (E. Zazimalova, A. Brezinova, V. Motyka, M. Kaminek). 7. Regulation of gibberellin biosynthesis (P. Hedden). 8. Abscisis acid metabolism and its regulation (J.A.D. Zeevaart). 9. Control of ethylene synthesis and metabolism (H. Imaseki). 10. Oligosaccharins as regulators of plant growth (S.C. Fry). 11. Jasmonic acid and related compounds (T. Yoshihara). 12. Brassinosteroids (T. Yokota). 13. Salicylic acid and biosynthesis (M.C. Verberne, R.A.B. Muljono, R. Verpoorte). III Hormone Perception and Transduction. 14. Molecular characteristics and cellular roles of guanine nucleotide binding proteins in plant cells (P.A. Millner, T.H. Carr). 15. Hormonal regulation of ion transporters: the guard cell system (S.M. Assmann, F. Armstrong). 16. Hormone-cytoskeleton interactions in plant cells (F. Baluska, D. Volkmann, P.W. Barlow). 17. Molecular approaches to study plant hormone signalling (R. Offringa, P.J.J. Hooykaas). 18. Auxin perception and signal transduction (M. Estelle). 19. Auxin regulated genes and promoters (T.J. Guilfoyle). 20. Cytokinin perception and signal transduction (J.-D. Faure, S.H. Howell). 21. Perception and transduction of ethylene (M.A. Hall, A.R. Smith, G.V. Novikova, I.E. Moshkov). 22. Abscisic acid perception and transduction (P.K. Busk, A. Borrell, D. Kizis, M. Pages). 23. Salicylic acid: signal perception and transduction (J. Shah, D.F. Klessig).

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