Dormancy and Developmental Arrest

Dormancy and Developmental Arrest

Experimental Analysis in Plants and Animals

1st Edition - January 1, 1978

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  • Editor: Mary E. Clutter
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483276427

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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

    Preface

    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

    References

    2. Insect Dormancy

    I. Introduction

    II. Ontogeny of Insect Dormancies

    III. Physiology of Hibernal Diapause in Lepidoptera

    IV. Summary

    References

    3. Control Mechanisms for Plant Embryogeny

    I. Introduction

    II. Descriptions of Plant Embryo Development

    III. Regulation of Embryo Development

    IV. Conclusions

    References

    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

    References

    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

    References

    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

    References

    7. Dormancy and Development

    Text

    References

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 328
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1978
  • Published: January 1, 1978
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483276427

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Mary E. Clutter

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