ISSN 1021-4437, Russian Journal of Plant Physiology, 2009, Vol. 56, No. 3, pp. 436–437. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2009. Original Russian Text © E.I. Sharova, 2009, published in Fiziologiya Rastenii, 2009, Vol. 56, No. 3, pp. 479–480. BOOK REVIEWS Plant Cell Wall as a Dynamic System, T.A. Gorshkova, (Moscow: Nauka, 2007, 429 p.) DOI: 10.1134/S1021443709030194 The monograph by Tat’yana Anatol’evna Gorshkova tion with immunocytochemistry and autoradiography, deals with cell wall metabolism, a subject just recently infrared spectroscopy, isolation and fractionation of included in scientiﬁc terminology. The book contains cell wall constituents, determination of the type of gly- comprehensive and ﬁnely organized information, with coside bonds, the use of radioactive precursors in numerous summarizing tables and schemes, concerning pulse–chase experiments, and genomic and proteomic the structure, biosynthesis, chemical modiﬁcations, and methods. degradation of biochemical cell wall components. The The fourth chapter is the largest section of the book. monograph comprises novel data, obtained by genomic It compiles exhaustive information on the biosynthesis and proteomic approaches, regarding hundreds of genes of cell wall polysaccharides. This process is described and proteins implicated in cell wall metabolism. It is par- in several steps, starting from the synthesis of indispen- ticularly valuable that the
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