Discoveries in Plant Biology

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World Scientific, 2000 - Science - 492 pages
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Scientific progress hinges on continual discovery and the extension of previous discoveries. The important series of volumes Discoveries in Plant Biology is specially compiled to provide a microcosmic atlas of the landmark discoveries that span the breadth of plant biology. Written by renowned plant biologists, the papers describe how classic discoveries were made and how they have served as the basis for subsequent breakthroughs.The 24 chapters in this third volume describe discoveries which contribute to the foundations of modern plant biology. The contributors, many of whom personally lit the way, bring readers back in time as if on a journey to retrace the paths and rethink the ideas they followed. These guided tours on how to decipher the natural laws will lead to an appreciation of the development of each field from simple concepts to an advanced multidisciplinary field of today. This volume will be of special interest to botanists, biochemists, plant physiologists and geneticists, and of general interest to those who are still fascinated by how discoveries are made.
 

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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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