Commentaries in Plant Science

Commentaries in Plant Science

Volume 2

1st Edition - January 1, 1981

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  • Editor: Harry Smith
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483145785

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Commentaries in Plant Science, Volume 2 is a collection of papers that reviews developments in the pure and applied science of plants. One paper discusses the role of supercooling in the winter survival mechanism of and ecological distribution of many plant communities. Another paper evaluates the Cholodny-Went theory of shoot geotropism that there is strong evidence in auxin redistribution occurring in a rapid manner to cause geotropic curvature. The magnitude of auxin redistribution is too rare to cause differential growth. Some insect pests have specific nutritional requirements and well-developed mechanisms for selecting their plant host. One paper enumerates the benefits of using insect-resistant host plant varieties, such as the non-incurrence of extra costs, these are environmentally safe, and are compatible with most other methods of pest control. Another paper discusses the nature and possible genetic manipulation of a complex bacteria, the actinomycetes, as well as its role as antibiotic producer. Another paper examines the nature of seed storage proteins and of the cellular processes that are related in their synthesis and deposition especially in cereals and legume. This collection is suitable for botanists, genecologists, taxonomists, biologists, and investigators whose works involve cell membrane research.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors

    The Occurrence of Deep Supercooling in Cold Hardy Plants

    The Study of Infraspecific Variation

    Cytoplasmic pH Regulation and Electrogenic H+ Extrusion

    A Critical Assessment of the Cholodny—Went Theory of Shoot Geotropism

    Colchicine and Plant Microtubules: A Critical Evaluation

    Insect Resistance in Crop Plants

    SI Units in Publications in Plant Science

    Oxygen — A Physiological Electron Acceptor in Photosynthesis

    Ribulose Bisphosphate Carboxylase Activity in Terrestrial Plants: Significance of O2 and CO2 Diffusion

    Actinomycete Genetics and Antibiotics

    Genetic Improvement of Protein and Yield in Food Legumes

    Current Research into Tracheary Element Formation

    Molecular Aspects of Seed Protein Biosynthesis

    Pollen Antigens, Allergens and Enzymes

    Plant Responses to Anaerobic Conditions in Soil and Solution Culture

    What Factors are Involved in the Onset of Ripening in Climacteric Fruit?

    Regulation of Photorespiration


Product details

  • No. of pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1981
  • Published: January 1, 1981
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483145785

About the Editor

Harry Smith

Affiliations and Expertise

Paediatric Haematologist, Department of Pathology, Royal Brisbane hospital; Clinical Professor in Child Health, University of Queensland

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