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By R. J. Rose, F. R. Mantiri, S. Kurdyukov, S-K. Chen, X-D. Wang, K. E. Nolan (auth.), Eng Chong Pua, Michael R. Davey (eds.)

ISBN-10: 364204669X

ISBN-13: 9783642046698

Understanding the mechanisms wherein plant improvement is regulated is essential for crop development utilizing genetic engineering. This paintings, comprising volumes, experiences contemporary advances in plant developmental biology and explores the potential of their useful purposes from biotechnological perspectives.

Volume 1 offers with the plant version and its existence cycle. issues contain the formation of shoots, roots, plant life and gametes, pollen germination, fertilization, fruit improvement and ripening, seed improvement, dormancy and germination, apomixis, male sterility and self-incompatibility.

Volume 2 makes a speciality of development-related parts, together with tissue tradition (somatic embryogenesis, microspore embryogenesis, somaclonal variation), plant tactics (photosynthesis, seed maturation and seed proteins, fatty acids, supplements, alkaloids, flower pigments and scent), signalling (amino compound-containing lipids, auxins, cytokinins and light), and molecular genetics of developmental law (RNA silencing, DNA methylation, epigenetics, activation tagging, homologous recombination and artificial promoter engineering).

This paintings is a key reference for plant breeders, researchers and graduate scholars within the fields of plant biotechnology, agronomy, horticulture, genetics and sensible genomics, and mobile and molecular biology.

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Annu Rev Plant Biol 54:547–574 Kovtun Y, Chiu WL, Tena G, Sheen J (2000) Functional analysis of oxidative stress-activated mitogen-activated protein kinase cascade in plants. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 97:2940–2945 Kwaaitaal MACJ, de Vries SC (2007) The SERK1 gene is expressed in procambium and immature vascular cells. J Exp Bot 58:2887–2896 Loiseau J, Michaux-Ferrie`re N, Le Denunff Y (1998) Histology of somatic embryogenesis in pea. Plant Physiol Biochem 36:683–687 Lu C-Y, Vasil IK (1985) Histology of somatic embryogenesis in Panicum maximum (Guinea grass).

1999; Kairong et al. 2002), glutathione redox state influences meristem development in Picea glauca SE (Stasolla et al. 2004; Belmonte et al. 2005; Belmonte and Stasolla 2007), while regions of somatic embryo formation are marked by high expression levels of an H2O2-producing oxalate oxidase in wheat (Caliskan et al. 2004). The effects of ROS on somatic embryo maturation may be mediated by its effects on cell walls that prevent cell expansion and cell–cell separation, thus promoting an ‘embryogenically competent’ microenvironment (Caliskan et al.

2003), research on the Arabidopsis embryogenesis mutants have provided insights into SE. However, there have been the discoveries of SERK and SERF genes from SE studies that are also expressed in zygotic embryogenesis. The reality now is that our understanding of embryogenesis benefits from comparisons between zygotic and somatic embryogenesis. While there are likely some gene expression changes that reflect the different environments under which the embryos develop, the accumulated evidence suggests overwhelmingly similar developmental programs (Zimmerman 1993; Dodeman et al.

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