Dormancy and Developmental Arrest - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121770501, 9781483276427

Dormancy and Developmental Arrest

1st Edition

Experimental Analysis in Plants and Animals

Editors: Mary E. Clutter
eBook ISBN: 9781483276427
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1978
Page Count: 328
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Dormancy and Developmental Arrest: Experimental Analysis in Plants and Animals discusses the experimentation on states of suspended animation of living organisms. The book presents the range and complexity of interconnected processes involving structural, physiological, and molecular alterations in the organism.

The text describes the physiological responses of animals and plants to environmental signals. It discusses the activities of nucleic acid and protein synthesis prior to dormancy state. The text also describes plant embryo development and the regulation of body temperature in dormant states.

The book will provide valuable insights for biologists, zoologists, botanists, students, and researchers in the field of biology.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


1. Embryonic Diapause in Mammals—A Developmental Strategy

I. Introduction: Patterns of Delay—Obligate and Facultative

II. Brief Survey of the Nature and Occurrence of Diapause

III. Embryonic Diapause in Three Wild Species

IV. Diapause as Developmental Strategy


2. Insect Dormancy

I. Introduction

II. Ontogeny of Insect Dormancies

III. Physiology of Hibernal Diapause in Lepidoptera

IV. Summary


3. Control Mechanisms for Plant Embryogeny

I. Introduction

II. Descriptions of Plant Embryo Development

III. Regulation of Embryo Development

IV. Conclusions


4. Metabolic Regulation of Dormancy in Seeds—A Case History of the Wild Oat (Avenafatua)

I. Introduction

II. Dormancy and the Weed Problem

III. Role of Seed Structure in Dormancy of Wild Oats

IV. Role of the Environment in Dormancy of Wild Oats

V. Metabolic System of Wild Oats

VI. Systems Concept to Explain Control of Seed Dormancy


5. Environmental and Hormonal Control of Dormancy in Terminal Buds of Plants

I. Introduction

II. Metabolism in Relation to Bud Dormancy

III. Environmental Controls

IV. Hormonal Controls


6. Sleep and Torpor—Homologous Adaptations for Energy Conservation

I. Introduction

II. Regulation of Body Temperature in Dormant States

III. Electrophysiological Correlates of Sleep and Hibernation

IV. Conclusions


7. Dormancy and Development





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Mary E. Clutter

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