Molecular Cell Biology
Eighth Edition   ©2016

Molecular Cell Biology

Harvey Lodish (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) , Arnold Berk (University of California, Los Angeles) , Chris A. Kaiser (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) , Monty Krieger (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) , Anthony Bretscher (Cornell University) , Hidde Ploegh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) , Angelika Amon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) , Kelsey C. Martin (University of California, Los Angeles)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4641-8339-2; ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-8339-3; Format: Cloth Text

Plant Biology Connections
Throughout this edition, the authors highlight plant-specific topics with particular relevance to our lives, including aspects of cell structure and function that are unique to plants, plant development, and plant biotechnology applications directed toward solving problems in agriculture and medicine.

11. Transmembrane Transport of Ions and Small Molecules
• Vascular plants have rigid cell walls and use turgor pressure to stand upright and grow 
• Transgenic plants have been produced which overexpress the vacuolar Na+/H+ antiporter, resulting in successful growth within soils containing high salt concentrations 

12. Cellular Energetics
• Editing of plant mitochondrial RNA transcripts can convert cytosine residues to uracil residues 
• Photosynthesis is an important process for synthesizing ATP 
• Chloroplast DNAs are evolutionarily younger and show less structural diversity than mitochondrial DNAs 
• Chloroplast transformation has led to engineered plants that are resistant to infections as well as plants that can be used to make protein drugs 

17. Cell Organization and Movement I: Microfilaments
• In giant great algae such as Nitella, the cytosol flows rapidly due to use of myosin V  

18. Cell Organization and Movement II: Microtubules and Intermediate Filaments 

• Formation of the spindle and cytokinesis have unique features in plants 

21. Stem Cells, Cell Asymmetry, and Cell Death
• Meristems are niches for stem cells in plants 
• A negative feedback loop maintains the size of the shoot apical stem-cell population 
• The root meristem resembles the shoot meristem in structure and function