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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.
Chapter I. Introduction
Controlled Environments as Research Tools
Construction and Operation of Controlled Environment Facilities
Chapter II. Temperature
Definition and Measurement
Selecting a Method of Measurement
Heat Balance of Plants in Controlled Environments
Temperature Control over Plant Growth
Temperature per se
What Temperature to Use in a Study
Chapter III . Light
Effect of Light Quality
Using Artificial Light for Plant Growth
Chapter IV. Carbon Dioxide
Enhanced C03 Concentration
Chapter V. Water
Cultural Techniques and Media
Nutritional Requirements of Plants
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
Chapter VII . Controlled Environments for Plant Research
Plant Growth Chambers
Design and Engineering
Phytotrobs vs Individual Chambers
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- © Academic Press 1975
- 28th January 1975
- Academic Press
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