The Molecular Biology of Plant Cells

Written by: Harry Smith

The University of California Press is making available this somewhat vintage botany textbook – it was edited in 1977 by Harry Smith and contains materials written by educators and researchers from the USA, England, Australia and Canada. It’s my hope that despite its age, it will provide some great instruction for students looking for help with the topics covered.

The Molecular Biology of Plant Cells textbook was written for senior undergraduate and post-graduate students studying biology, biochemistry, botany, molecular biology and agricultural science. It does cover basic cellular physiology, biochemistry and the genetics of plant cells. However, it does not cover metabolic pathways or the physiology and biochemistry of the intact plant.

Table of Contents

Section One – Plant Cell Structure and Function
Chapter 1 — Plant Cell Walls
1.1 — Introduction
1.2 — The Molecular Structure of Plant Cell Walls
1.3 — Interconnections between Cell Wall Components
1.4 — The Universality of Plant Cell Wall Structures
1.5 — Cell Wall Plastics
1.6 — Biosynthesis of Plant Cell Walls
1.7 — Cell Wall Ultrastructure
1.8 — Hormonal Control of Cell Wall Biosynthesis and Differentiation
1.9 — The Role of the Plant Cell Wall in Interactions with Other Organisms
Chapter 2 — Membrane Structure and Transport
2.1 — Introduction
2.2 — Chemical Composition of Membranes
2.3 — Membrane Structure
2.4 — Transport of Substances Across Membranes
2.5 — Correlation of Structure and Function
Chapter 3 — Chloroplasts—Structure and Development
3.1 — Introduction
3.2 — Chloroplast Structure
3.3 — Isolation of Chloroplasts
3.4 — Chloroplast Development
3.5 — Summary
Chapter 4 — Chloroplasts—Structure and Photosynthesis
4.1 — Introduction
4.2 — Thylakoid Structure
4.3 — Thylakoid Composition
4.4 — Photosynthesis
4.5 — Subchloroplast Fragments and the Fractionation of the Photosystems
4.6 — Thylakoid Structure in Relation to the Photosystems
4.7 — Assembly of the Thylakoid Membrane
4.8 — Relationship of Chloroplast to Cytoplasm
Chapter 5 — Plant Mitochondria
5.1 — Introduction
5.2 — Morphology
5.3 — Isolation and Purification
5.4 — Mitochondrial Membranes
5.5 — Enzymes
5.6 — Mitochondrial Electron Transport
5.7 — Energy Linked Reactions of Mitochondria
Chapter 6 — Microbodies
6.1 — Introduction
6.2 — Structure and Occurrence
6.3 — Isolation
6.4 — Glyoxysomes
6.5 — Peroxisomes
6.6 — Ontogeny and Turnover of Microbodies
6.7 — Algal Microbodies
Chapter 7 — Microtubules
7.1 — Introduction
7.2 — Biochemical Studies
7.3 — Biological Studies
7.4 — Concluding Remarks
Chapter 8 — The Endomembrane System and the Integration of Cellular Activities
8.1 — Introduction
8.2 — Techniques
8.3 — Composition and Characteristics of the Membrane Types
8.4 — Functional Relationships between Membranes
8.5 — Conclusions
Section Two – Gene Expression and Its Regulation in Plant Cells
Chapter 9 — The Nucleus and the Organization and Transcription of Nuclear DNA
9.1 — Introduction
9.2 — Nuclear Structure and Composition
9.3 — Nuclear DNA Content
9.4 — Fractionation and Properties of DNA
9.5 — The Genes for Ribosomal-RNA
9.6 — Organization and Function of the Genome
9.7 — RNA Synthesis
9.8 — Nucleic Acid-Protein Interactions
9.9 — Conclusions
Chapter 10 — Protein Synthesis in the Cytoplasm
10.1 — Introduction
10.2 — Polysomes
10.3 — The Biochemical Mechanism of Protein Synthesis
10.4 — Protein Synthesis in vivo
Chapter 11 — The Genetic Information of Organelles and Its Expression
11.1 — Introduction: The Concept of Organelle Autonomy
11.2 — Chloroplast Autonomy
11.3 — Mitochondrial Autonomy
Chapter 12- Regulation of Enzyme Levels and Activity
12.1 – Introduction
12.2 – The Identification of Control Points
12.3 – Control Mechanisms
12.4 – Control Mechanisms Involving Changes in the Amount of Enzyme
12.5 – Final Comments
Chapter 13- Hormone Action
13.1 – Introduction
13.2 – Auxin Actions
13.3 – Gibberellin Action
13.4 – Action of Cytokinins
13.5 – Actions of Ethylene
13.6 – Actions of Abscisic Acid
Chapter 14 – Phytochrome Action
14.1 – Introduction
14.2 – Phytochrome Dogma
14.3 – The Phytochrome Molecule
14.4 – Phytochrome Physiology
14.5 – Mechanism of Action
Section Three – The Manipulation of Plant Cells
Chapter 15- Plant Cell Culture
15.1 – Introduction
15.2 – Changes in Growth and Metabolism of Plant Cells in Batch Culture-Cytodifferentiation
15.3 – Steady States of Growth and Metabolism of Plant Cells in Continuous Culture
15.4 – Synchronous Cell Cultures—Study of the Cell Cycle
15.5 – Morphogenesis in Cell Cultures—Concepts of Totipotency and Determination
15.6 – Pollen Grains as Isolated Embryogenic Cells and as a Source of Haploid Cell Lines for Mutagenesis
Chapter 16 – The Physiology of Isolated Plant Protoplasts
16.1 – Introduction
16.2 – Isolation and Culture of Protoplasts
16.3 – Protoplasts and Auxin Responses
16.4 – Uptake Properties of Protoplasts
16.5 – Somatic Hybridization of Plants
Chapter 17 – Genetic Variation in Cultured Plant Cells
17.1 – Introduction
17.2 – Induced Variation and Selection
17.3 – Introduced Variation—Gene Transfer
   

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