Commentaries in Plant Science - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080258980, 9781483145785

Commentaries in Plant Science

1st Edition

Volume 2

Editors: Harry Smith
eBook ISBN: 9781483145785
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1981
Page Count: 272
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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



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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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