Discoveries in Plant Biology, Volume 3

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World Scientific, 2000 - Nature - 473 pages
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Describes how classic discoveries were made which contribute to the foundations of modern plant biology and tells how they have served as the basis for subsequent breakthroughs. Contributors, many of them directly involved in the research described, lead readers on guided tours that foster an appreciation of the development of plant biology from simple concepts to an advanced multidisciplinary field. Of special interest to botanists, biochemists, plant physiologists, and geneticists. Kung teaches biology at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Yang is affiliated with Academia Sinica, Taipei. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
  

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Contents

The Discovery of 1Aminocyclopropane1Carboxylic
2
Discovery of Auxin
43
Floridosides and Sucrose
59
From Analysis of Mutants
75
Adventures with
95
Discovery of the Two Parallel Pathways
141
Structure and Biosynthesis of Cellulose
163
Structure and Biosynthesis of Cellulose
199
Discovery and Characterization
275
Discovery of Plasma Membrane Proton Pumping
291
Plant Ubiquitin
305
Thirty Years of Fun with Antenna PigmentProteins
325
The Discovery of the Heat Shock Response in Plants
347
Discovery of Photoregulated Gene Expression
371
Organization and Regulation of Nitrogen
383
Active Ion Transport in Plants
411

The Discovery of Starch Biosynthesis
217
Seed Storage Proteins from the 1700s to the Present
239
The Discovery of 2S Albumins As Abundant Storage
255
In Vitro Induced Haploids in Plant Genetics and Breeding
449
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