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Root development.


Root development.

Ed. by Tom Beeckman.



365 pages



Annual plant reviews; v.37


Beeckman (plant systems biology, Flanders Institute for Biotechnology, Ghent U., Belgium) observes that the growing interest in root development may be due to their hidden nature. In this volume in a series that focuses on themes of topical importance in plant science, a dozen chapters reflect the increasing number of recently identified molecular components essential to root development--particularly in regard to the experimental model of Arabidopsis thaliana (the 'fruit fly' of research on higher plants), whose genome has been sequenced. Among the topics that international scientists in the fields of plant physiology, cell and developmental biology, biotechnology, and genome sciences review are cellular patterns in germination, vascular genomics, evolutionary changes in root formation, and implications for agriculture. This major contribution includes color plates and other illustrations.

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Date:Mar 1, 2010
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