Plant Cell Biology

Plant Cell Biology

From Astronomy to Zoology

2nd Edition - November 10, 2018

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  • Author: Randy Wayne
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128143728
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128143711

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Plant Cell Biology, Second Edition: From Astronomy to Zoology connects the fundamentals of plant anatomy, plant physiology, plant growth and development, plant taxonomy, plant biochemistry, plant molecular biology, and plant cell biology. It covers all aspects of plant cell biology without emphasizing any one plant, organelle, molecule, or technique. Although most examples are biased towards plants, basic similarities between all living eukaryotic cells (animal and plant) are recognized and used to best illustrate cell processes. This is a must-have reference for scientists with a background in plant anatomy, plant physiology, plant growth and development, plant taxonomy, and more.

Key Features

  • Includes chapter on using mutants and genetic approaches to plant cell biology research and a chapter on -omic technologies
  • Explains the physiological underpinnings of biological processes to bring original insights relating to plants
  • Includes examples throughout from physics, chemistry, geology, and biology to bring understanding on plant cell development, growth, chemistry and diseases
  • Provides the essential tools for students to be able to evaluate and assess the mechanisms involved in cell growth, chromosome motion, membrane trafficking and energy exchange


Plant biologists; students and professors of plant biology; researchers with a background in plant anatomy, plant physiology, plant growth and development, plant taxonomy, plant biochemistry, and plant molecular biology needing a reference in plant cell biology

Table of Contents

  • 1. On the Nature of Cells
    2. The Plasma Membrane
    3. Plasmodesmata
    4. The Endoplasmic Reticulum
    5. Peroxisomes
    6. The Golgi Apparatus
    7. Vacuoles
    8. Movement within the Endomembrane System
    9. Cytoplasmic Structure
    10. Actin and Microfilament-mediated Processes
    11. Tubulin and Microtubule-mediated Processes
    12. Cell Signaling
    13. Chloroplasts
    14. Mitochondria
    15. Origin of Organelles
    16. The Nucleus
    17. Ribosomes and Proteins
    18. The Origin of Life
    19. Cell Division
    20. The Extracellular Matrix
    21. Toolkits

    1. SI Units, Constants, Variables, and Geometric Formulae
    2. A Cell Biologist’s View of Non-Newtonian
    3. Calculation of the Total Transverse Force and Its Relation to Stress
    4. Laboratory Exercises

Product details

  • No. of pages: 740
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: November 10, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128143728
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128143711

About the Author

Randy Wayne

Randy O. Wayne is a plant cell biologist at Cornell University notable for his work on plant development. In particular, along with his colleague Peter K. Hepler, Wayne established the powerful role of calcium in regulating plant growth; accordingly, their 1985 article, Calcium and plant development, was cited by at least 405 subsequent articles to earn the "Citation Classic" award from Current Contents magazine and has been cited by hundreds more since 1993. He is an authority on how plant cells sense gravity through pressure, on the water permeability of plant membranes, light microscopy, as well as the effects of calcium on plant development. He has published over 50 articles and is the author of another book, Light and Video Microscopy.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Plant Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

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