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Cell and Molecular Biology of Wood Formation : Society for Experimental Biology - R.A. Savidge

Cell and Molecular Biology of Wood Formation

Society for Experimental Biology

By: R.A. Savidge (Editor), J.R. Barnett (Editor), R. Napier (Editor)

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Published: 1st May 2000
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The application of modern molecular biology techniques is providing new insight into wood formation and the seasonal nature of secondary growth in perennial woody plant species. Extensively illustrated, this new book provides a comprehensive and critical overview of current understanding about the biology of wood formation, with a focus on the development, regulation and biochemistry of cambial growth supplemented by additional considerations of the fundamental factors determining forest productivity, wood quality and heartwood formation.

'This book is an essential reference for all those involved in research on cambial growth and xylogenesis.' - Bois et Forets

Biochemistry Of Seasonal Cambial Growth And Wood Formation - An Overview Of The Challenges
Introduction
Practical significance of biochemistry research into cambial growth
Woods: chemically heterogeneous biosynthetic end products
General and specific pathways of development during wood formation
Distinguishing and isolating cells of the cambial region
Manipulating cells of the cambial region
Some of the research challenges
Conclusions
References
Cytoskeleton, Cell Walls And Cambium: New Insights Into Secondary Xylem Differentiation
Introduction
Role of the cytoskeleton in wood formation
A cytoskeletal approach to designer wood
The future
References
Ethylene, Oxygen And Carbon Dioxide In Woody Stem During Growth And Dormancy
Introduction
Methods for sampling, identification and quantification of carbon dioxide, oxygen and ethylene
The source of carbon dioxide, oxygen and ethylene
Physiological effects of carbon dioxide, oxygen and ethylene
Conclusions and perspectives for the future
References
Cambial Coniferin Content As An Indicator Of Health Status Of Conifers
Introduction
Materials and methods
Results and discussion
References
Seasonal Variation In The K, Ca And P Content And Distribution Of Plasma Membrane H+-Atpase In The Cambium Of Populus Trichocarpa
Introduction
Seasonal variation in the fine structure of the vascular cambium
Seasonal changes of the K, Ca and P content in the cambium
Immunolocalization of PM-H+ATPase activity in the cambium
Conclusions
References
Photosynthate Allocation To The Vascular Cambium: Facts And Problems
Introduction
The structural relationship of rays and cambium
Accumulation pattern of storage materials and flow rates of sugars and N compounds
Sucrose synthase activity of the cambium zone
References
Symplasmic Organization Of The Transport Phloem And The Implications For Photosynthate Transfer To The Cambium
Introduction
The different tasks of the phloem in seed plants
Ultrastructure of the companion cells in dicotyledons
Translocation of photosynthate and lateral release from the transport phloem in dicotyledons
Experimental assessment of the symplasmic organization of the transport phloem
The organization of the transport phloem and the post-phloem pathways
Conclusions on the symplasmic organization of transport phloem
The battle for photosynthates in the apoplast and the consequences for photosynthate supply to the cambium
Speculations on the consequences of the phloem design for photosynthate allocation between axial and terminal sinks
Concluding remarks
References
Water And Solute Relations Of The Carrot Cambium Studies At Single-Cell Resolution
Introduction
Techniques of study
Results
Discussion
References
Influence Of Sucrose On Cambial Activity
Introduction
Species investigated and general approach
Dynamics of sucrose concentration in cambial tissue
Identification and characterization of cambial derivatives
Conclusions
References
Dark Fixation By The Cambium And Its Derivatives
Introduction
Sources of carbon dioxide
Enzymes of dark fixation
Dark fixation in pine cambium
Implications of dark fixation
Conclusion
References
Wood Formaiton in Hybrid Aspen (Populus Tremula L. X Populys Tremuloides Michx) Growth Under Different Nitrogen Regimes
Introduction
Materials and methods
Results
Discussion
References
The Formation Of Cambium From Callus In Grafts Of Woody Species
Introduction
The anatomy of the developing graft union
Factors involved in cambium formation
Consequences for understanding of the cambium
References
Cambial Growth And Auxin Gradients
Introduction
IAA and cambial growth
Earlier models explaining the role of IAA in seasonal and spatial control of cambial growth
Towards a n
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ISBN: 9781859961230
ISBN-10: 1859961231
Series: Society for Experimental Biology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 536
Published: 1st May 2000
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.16
Edition Number: 1