Molecular Biology of Plants

Molecular Biology of Plants

1st Edition - January 28, 1979

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  • Editors: Irwin Rubenstein, Ronald L. Phillips, Charles E. Green
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483272429

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Molecular Biology of Plants presents the formal scientific presentations delivered on the symposium on plant molecular biology, held at the University of Minnesota in 1976. The topics in this book are organized around the central dogma of molecular biology. Section I describes the organization and replication of DNA in plant chromosomes, including chloroplast genomes; Section II discusses molecular aspects of transcription and translation, ribosomal RNA gene systems and hormonal control of protein synthesis. Section III examines plant viruses and bacterial agents, in particular the crown gall system, viroids, and the replication of plant RNA viruses. Each of these specific topics contributes to an integrated knowledge of plant molecular biology. The book will be of interest to geneticists, cell biologists, plant breeders, plant physiologists, plant pathologists, and biochemists.

Table of Contents

  • Contents

    Symposium Speakers and Contributors


    Section I: Organization and Replication of DNA in Plant Genomes

    The Nature of Families of Repeated DNA Sequences in Plants

    Genome Organization in Plants

    Replication of Chromosomal DNA Fibers of Root Meristem Cells of Higher Plants

    Chloroplast DNA: Structure, Information Content, and Replication

    Section II: Molecular Aspects of Transcription and Translation in Plants

    Plant Ribosomal RNA Genes—A Dynamic System?

    Selective Transcription and Processing in the Regulation of Plant Growth

    Protein Chain Initiation in Extracts of Wheat Germ

    Hormonal Control of Enzyme Formation in Barley Aleurone Layers

    Section III: Plant Viruses and Bacterial Agents

    Replication of RNA Plant Viruses


    The Crown Gall Problem

    Crown Gall: Bacterial Plasmids as Oncogenic Elements for Eucaryotic Cells


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  • No. of pages: 358
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1979
  • Published: January 28, 1979
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483272429

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Irwin Rubenstein

Ronald L. Phillips

Charles E. Green

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