Flooding and Plant Growth

Flooding and Plant Growth

1st Edition - March 1, 1984

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Flooding and Plant Growth covers the state of knowledge and opinion on the effects of flooding of soil with fresh or salt water on the metabolism and growth of herbaceous and woody plants. The book discusses the extent, causes, and impacts of flooding; the effects of flooding on soils and on the growth and metabolism of herbaceous plants; and the responses of woody plants to flooding. The text also describes the effect of flooding on water, carbohydrate, and mineral relations, as well as the effects of flooding on hormone relations and on plant disease. The adaptations to flooding with fresh water and the adaptations of plants to flooding with salt water are also encompassed. Agronomists, biochemists, plant ecologists, engineers, foresters, horticulturists, plant anatomists, meteorologists, geneticists, plant breeders, plant physiologists, and landscape architects will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    1. Extent, Causes, and Impacts of Flooding

    I. Introduction

    II. Floodplains

    III. Reservoirs

    IV. Consequences of Flooding


    2. Effects of Flooding on Soils

    I. Introduction

    II. Physical Effects

    III. Biotic Zonation

    IV. Electrochemical Changes

    V. Chemical Transformations

    VI. Effects on Fertility

    VII. Soil Formation


    3. Effects of Flooding on Growth and Metabolism of Herbaceous Plants

    I. Introduction

    II. Root Growth and Metabolism

    III. Shoot Growth and Development

    IV. Conclusions


    4. Responses of Woody Plants to Flooding

    I. Introduction

    II. Species Distribution, Composition, and Succession in Response to Flooding

    III. Factors Influencing Responses to Flooding

    IV. The Nature of Responses to Flooding


    5. Effect of Flooding on Water, Carbohydrate, and Mineral Relations

    I. Introduction

    II. Water Relations

    III. Carbohydrate Relations

    IV. Mineral Relations


    6. Effects of Flooding on Hormone Relations

    I. Introduction

    II. Effects of Flooding on Synthesis, Metabolism, and Transport of Hormones

    III. Interaction of Altered Balance of Hormones on Growth and Development

    IV. Conclusions


    7. Effects of Flooding on Plant Disease

    I. Introduction

    II. Flood-Prone Soils

    III. Flooding Effects on the Host Plant: Morphology and Function

    IV. Predisposition Effect of Waterlogging

    V. Flooding Effect on Plant Pathogens

    VI. Dissemination of Pathogens by Flooding

    VII. Root-Pathogen Interactions

    VIII. Plant Water Stress as a Predisposing Factor

    IX. Control of Disease by Flooding


    8. Adaptations to Flooding with Fresh Water

    I. Introduction

    II. Seed Germination

    III. Growth and Dormancy

    IV. Morphological Characteristics

    V. Anatomical Characteristics

    VI. Oxidation of Rhizosphere

    VII. Metabolic Adaptations

    VIII. Mineral Relations and Mycorrhizae


    9. Adaptations of Plants to Flooding with Salt Water

    I. Introduction

    II. Soil Salinity and Adaptation at the Level of the Population

    III. Adaptation at the Level of the Individual

    IV. Adaptations at the Level of the Cultured Cell



Product details

  • No. of pages: 356
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1984
  • Published: March 1, 1984
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323139113

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