Studies on the biochemical and physiological processes of plant cell walls have yielded startling insights into what has previously been regarded as a passive component of plant structure. This text provides an account of the dynamic molecular events and structural adaptations which play a major role in cell wall physiology and in the overall life of the plant. Its coverage ranges across molecular architecture, function and processes, the role of the cell wall in intercellular transport and inter-organism interaction, degradation, and the problems of future research. A special feature of the book is the inclusion of many specially composed electron micrographs which convey a more detailed appreciation of the ultrastructural complexity of the subject. The book is aimed at all students of plant physiology and biochemistry.
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In this clearly written and well illustrated book, Brett and Waldron show how research over the past 20 years has revolutionized our view of the plant cell wall ... the authors' [have an] admirably eclectic approach, which touches on areas as diverse as pollen dating, dry rot and mechanical engineering ... Brett and Waldron have provided a readily accessible introduction to all these topics for any plant scientist.' Times Higher Education Supplement ...a reference for the molecular biologist catching up on the structural fundamentals of the cell walls of flowering plants.' Trends in Plant Science
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Book Description Springer, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0045810354
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