Book ID: 103761
The Physiology of Characean Cells. 2014. 85 (6 col.) figs. X, 230 p. gr8vo. Hardcover.
This book describes the unique characean experimental system, which provides a simplified model for many aspects of the physiology, transport and electrophysiology of higher plants. The first chapter offers a thorough grounding in the morphology, taxonomy and ecology of Characeae plants. Research on characean detached cells in steady state is summarised in Chapter 2, and Chapter 3 covers characean detached cells subjected to calibrated and mostly abiotic types of stress: touch, wounding, voltage clamp to depolarised and hyperpolarised potential difference levels, osmotic and saline stress. Chapter 4 highlights cytoplasmic streaming, cell-to-cell using the characean system and will also serve as an invaluable reference resource for electrophysiologists working on higher plants.