Preface Cell death: the ‘Yin’ path in the balancing act of the life cycle

Preface Cell death: the ‘Yin’ path in the balancing act of the life cycle Plant Molecular Biology 44: vii–viii, 2000. E. Lam, H. Fukuda and J. Greenberg (Eds.), Programmed Cell Death in Higher Plants. vii Preface Cell death: the ‘Yin’ path in the balancing act of the life cycle 1 2 Eric Lam and Jean Greenberg Biotech Center, Foran Hall, Cook College, Rutgers University, 59 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA; Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology Department, University of Chicago, 1103 E57 Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA For the Taoists of China in the ancient world, the bal- ing divergent model systems. For cell death research, ance between Yin and Yang is considered the ultimate the breakthrough came about in 1993 with the cloning path of becoming one with Nature. Yin, the Chinese of the ced-3 gene from the nematode Caenorhabditis word for shade, symbolizes repose, darkness, as well elegans. ced-3 is required for the programmed death as death. Yang represents the opposite of these qual- of the 131 cells that are normally produced and subse- ities – vigor, light, and life. Thus, it seems that the quently removed by this worm. Its sequence revealed ancients recognized a long time ago that life is contin- ced-3 encodes a homologue of a mammalian Plant Molecular Biology Springer Journals

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