Environment and the Experimental Control of Plant Growth - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122214509, 9780323160940

Environment and the Experimental Control of Plant Growth

1st Edition

Authors: R.J. Downs
eBook ISBN: 9780323160940
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1975
Page Count: 154
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Environment and the Experimental Control of Plant Growth centers on the general role of environmental factors in plant growth and methods of providing the desired levels and limit of control. The book is organized into seven chapters focusing on the various factors in the environment, such as temperature, light, carbon dioxide, and water. It also describes the controlled environments for plant research.
This book will help biologists understand what he is buying or constructing in terms of environment variability in plant growth facilities. It will also provide some help and guidance to those who have encountered the problem of not obtaining the degree of control they have expected in the units they have in hand.

Table of Contents

Preface Chapter I. Introduction Controlled Environments as Research Tools Construction and Operation of Controlled Environment Facilities References
Chapter II. Temperature
Definition and Measurement Selecting a Method of Measurement Heat Balance of Plants in Controlled Environments
Temperature Control over Plant Growth
Physical Processes
Metabolic Processes
Stratification
Temperature per se
Thermoperiodism
Vernalization
Root Temperature
What Temperature to Use in a Study References Chapter III . Light Measurement
Light Sources Fluorescent-Incandescent Specialized Lighting
Monochromators Photosynthesis
Effect of Light Quality
Regulatory Light
Germination
Photoperiodism
Photomorphogenesis
Using Artificial Light for Plant Growth
References Chapter IV. Carbon Dioxide
Normal Concentrations
Enhanced C03 Concentration
Oxygen
Pollutants
References Chapter V. Water Liquid Water
Water Vapour
Ice
Nutrition
Nutritional Deficiencies
Cultural Techniques and Media
Nutritional Requirements of Plants References
Chapter VI. The Environmental Complex The "Normal" Plant
Natural Conditions vs Controlled Environments
Translation between Field and Laboratory
Use of a Fixed and Reproducible Environment
References
Chapter VII . Controlled Environments for Plant Research
Greenhouses
Temperature
Light
Plant Growth Chambers Phytotrons
Operation
Research Patterns
Design and Engineering
Phytotrobs vs Individual Chambers References Appe

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No. of pages:
154
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1975
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780323160940

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R.J. Downs

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