Cell Biology of Metals and Nutrients

  • Rüdiger Hell
  • Ralf-Rainer Mendel

Part of the Plant Cell Monographs book series (CELLMONO, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Kyoko Miwa, Toru Fujiwara
    Pages 1-15
  3. Oliver Batistič, Jörg Kudla
    Pages 17-54
  4. Christopher M. Cohu, Marinus Pilon
    Pages 55-74
  5. Mary Lou Guerinot
    Pages 75-94
  6. Florian Bittner, Ralf-Rainer Mendel
    Pages 119-143
  7. Françoise Daniel-Vedele, Anne Krapp, Werner M. Kaiser
    Pages 145-172
  8. Lenin Sánchez-Calderón, Alejandra Chacon-López, Claudia-Anahí Pérez-Torres, Luis Herrera-Estrella
    Pages 173-198
  9. Philip J. White, Alison J. Karley
    Pages 199-224
  10. Elizabeth A. H. Pilon-Smits, Colin F. Quinn
    Pages 225-241
  11. Rüdiger Hell, M. Sayyar Khan, Markus Wirtz
    Pages 243-279
  12. Stephan Clemens
    Pages 281-298
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 299-304

About this book


Plants are composed of 17 essential and at least 5 beneficial elements, and these must be taken up as metal or nutrient ions to allow for growth and cell division. Much effort has been devoted to studying the physiology and biochemistry of metals and nutrients in plants. The aspect of cell biology, however, is an emerging new field and much needs to be learned about sensing, long-distance communication within plants, and cellular signal transduction chains in response to environmental stress. Cellular malfunction and consequently disease result when any of the key steps in metal and nutrient homeostasis are disrupted.

Working together, leading experts in their respective fields provide a new concept that reaches beyond plant nutrition and plasmalemma transport into cellular physiology. Each chapter contains basic information on uptake, physiological function, deficiency and toxicity syndromes, long-distance and intracellular transport. The discussion is devoted to metals and nutrients where recent progress has been made and highlights the aspects of homeostasis and sensing, signaling and regulation, drawing parallels to other organisms including humans. Finally, the book identifies gaps in our current knowledge and lays out future research directions.


Grove Plant nutrition Transport biochemistry cell division physiology regulation signal transduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Rüdiger Hell
    • 1
  • Ralf-Rainer Mendel
    • 2
  1. 1.Fak. BiowissenschaftenUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Botanisches InstitutTU BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany

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