Environment and the Experimental Control of Plant Growth

Environment and the Experimental Control of Plant Growth

1st Edition - January 28, 1975

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  • Author: R.J. Downs
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323160940

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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

    Appendix

    Index


Product details

  • No. of pages: 154
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1975
  • Published: January 28, 1975
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323160940

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