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Title Senescence processes in plants / edited by Susheng Gan
Published Oxford ; Ames, Iowa : Blackwell Pub., 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 332 pages) : illustrations
Series Annual plant reviews ; v. 26
Annual plant reviews ; v. 26
Contents Frontmatter -- Mitotic Senescence in Plants / Susheng Gan -- Chlorophyll Catabolism and Leaf Coloration / Stefan H╠▓rtensteiner, David W Lee -- Membrane Dynamics and Regulation of Subcellular Changes During Senescence / Marianne Hopkins, Linda McNamara, Catherine Taylor, Tzann-Wei Wang, John Thompson -- Oxidative Stress and Leaf Senescence / Ulrike Zentgraf -- Nutrient Remobilization During Leaf Senescence / Andreas M Fischer -- Environmental Regulation of Leaf Senescence / Amnon Lers -- Developmental and Hormonal Control of Leaf Senescence / Jos HM Schippers, Hai-Chun Jing, Jacques Hille, Paul P Dijkwel -- The Genetic Control of Senescence Revealed By Mapping Quantitative Trait Loci / Helen Ougham, Ian Armstead, Catherine Howarth, Isaac Galyuon, Iain Donnison, Howard Thomas -- Genomics and Proteomics of Leaf Senescence / Marie-Jeanne Carp, Shimon Gepstein -- Molecular Regulation of Leaf Senescence / Hyo Jung Kim, Pyung Ok Lim, Hong Gil Nam -- Flower Senescence / Michael S Reid, Jen-Chih Chen -- Fruit Ripening and its Manipulation / James J Giovannoni -- Genetic Manipulation of Leaf Senescence / Yongfeng Guo, Susheng Gan -- Index
Summary The scientific and economic significance of plant senescence means that much effort has been made to understand the processes involved and to devise means of manipulating them agriculturally. During the past few years there has been considerable progress in this regard, especially in the molecular, genetic and genomic aspects. Senescence has a tremendous impact on agriculture. For example, leaf senescence limits crop yield and biomass production, and contributes substantially to postharvest loss in vegetable and ornamental crops during transportation, storage and on shelves. In addition, proteins, antioxidants and other nutritional compounds are degraded during senescence. Senescing tissues also become more susceptible to pathogen infection, and some of the pathogens may produce toxins, rendering food unsafe. Mitotic senescence may also determine sizes of leaves, fruits and whole plants. This volume summarizes recent progresses in the physiology, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, genomics, proteomics, and biotechnology of plant senescence. Beginning with a chapter on senescence-related terminology and our current knowledge of mitotic senescence in plants (a less well-studied area), the book focuses on post-mitotic senescence, and includes chapters addressing the senescence of leaves, flowers and fruits. Later chapters examine the development of various new biotechnologies for manipulating the senescence processes of fruit and leaves, some of which are approaching commercialization. The book is directed at researchers and professionals in plant molecular genetics, physiology and biochemistry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Plants -- Aging.
Form Electronic book
Author Gan, Susheng.
Wiley InterScience (Online service)
ISBN 0470988851
0470994266 (electronic bk.)
9780470988855
9780470994269 (electronic bk.)
(hardback ; alk. paper)
(hardback ; alk. paper)