While there are a few plant cell biology books that are currently available, these are expensive, methods-oriented monographs. The present volume is a textbook for upper undergraduate and beginning graduate students. This textbook stresses concepts and is inquiry-oriented. To this end, there is extensive use of original research literature. As we live in an era of literature explosion, one must be selective. These judgements will naturally vary with each investigator. Input was sought from colleagues in deciding the literature to include. In addition to provision of select research literature, this volume presents citations and summaries of certain laboratory methods. In this connection, the textbook stresses quantitative data to enhance the student?s analytical abilities. Thus the volume contains computer-spread sheets and references to statistical packages, e.g. Harvard Graphics and Statistica.

chapter 1|10 pages


ByWilliam V. Dashek

chapter 2|6 pages

Scientific Method

ByWilliam J. Dashek

chapter 3|16 pages

Basic Chemical Principles

ByKaren J. Brewer

chapter 4|44 pages

Biomolecules I: Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, and Nucleic Acids

ByWilliam V. Dashek

chapter 6|24 pages

SubcelJular Organelles: Structure and Function

ByW.V. Dashek and T.S. Kaneko

chapter 7|66 pages

Movement of Molecules Across Membranes

BySusanna Malmstrom

chapter 8|30 pages

Mitosis in Plant Cells

ByVirginia Shepherd

chapter 9|32 pages

Meiosis in Plants

chapter 10|90 pages

Mendelian Genetics

ByG.S. Miglani

chapter 11|10 pages

Protein Synthesis

ByWilliam V. Dashek

chapter 12|40 pages

Plant Metabolism-Respiration

ByNell Bowlby

chapter 13|52 pages


By/. Kenneth Hoober

chapter 14|38 pages

Plant Hormones and Signal Transduction

ByMarcia Harrison