Symplasmic Transport in Vascular Plants, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1461477654
  • ISBN-13: 9781461477655
  • DDC: 571.742
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 257 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Concentrates on symplasmic transport of small molecules, although the cell-to-cell transport of macromolecules will also be discussed. This book characterize the efficiency of symplasmic transport, mechanisms of molecule passage via plasmodesmata, and the external and internal factors that regulate plasmodesmatal conductivity. In this context, the book focused on the role of symplasmic domains in plant development, as well as the influence of environmental stresses on the plasmodesmata. Besides cell-to-cell symplasmic transport, the significance of long-distance symplasmic transport of solutes in phloem elements is also reviewed. Symplasmic Transport in Vascular Plants presents the mechanism of phloem transport, the processes of symplasmic loading and unloading, as well as the role of pre- and post-phloem transport, with special attention paid to symplasmic transport in wood. Finally, the relevance of the spread of both macromolecules and viruses, via plasmodesmata, is presented.‚Äč

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Characteristics of Symplasmic Transport.
2: Developmental Control of Plasmodesmata Frequency, Structure, and Function.
3: Regulation of Intercellular Transport Through Plasmodesmata Under Abiotic Stresses.
4: Symplasmic Transport in Wood: The Importance of Living Xylem Cells.
5: Symplasmic Transport in Phloem Loading and Unloading.
6: Mechanism of Long-Distance Solute Transport in Phloem Elements.
7: Plasmodesmata and Phloem-Based Trafficking of Macromolecules.
8: Plasmodesmatas: New Perspectives on Old Questions.