Photoperiodism in Plants - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780126884906, 9780080538877

Photoperiodism in Plants

2nd Edition

eBook ISBN: 9780080538877
Hardcover ISBN: 9780126884906
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 17th October 1996
Page Count: 428
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Photoperiodism is the response to the length of the day that enables living organisms to adapt to seasonal changes in their environment as well as latitudinal variation. As such, it is one of the most significant andcomplex aspects of the interaction between plants and their environment and is a major factor controlling their growth and development. As the new and powerful technologies of molecular genetics are brought to bear on photoperiodism, it becomes particularly important to place new work in the context of the considerable amount of physiological information which already exists on the subject. This innovative book will be of interest to a wide range of plant scientists, from those interested in fundamental plant physiology and molecular biology to agronomists and crop physiologists.

Key Features

  • Provides a self-sufficient account of all the important subjects and key literature references for photoperiodism
  • Includes research of the last twenty years since the publication of the First Edition
  • Includes details of molecular genetic techniques brought to bear on photoperiodism


Ideal for a wide range of plant scientists, from those interested in fundamental plant physiology and molecular biology to agronomists and crop physiologists

Table of Contents

Photoperiodic Control of Flower Initiation
A General Outline
Photoperiodic Timekeeping
Photoperiodic Photoreceptors
Day-Length Perception in Short-Day Plants
Day-Length Perception in Long-Day Plants
The Physiology of Photoperiodic Floral Induction
The Nature and Identity of Photoperiodic Signals
Biochemical and Molecular Aspects of Photoperiodism
Genetic Approaches to Photoperiodism
Photoperiodic Control of Development
Floral Expression
Dormancy in Woody Plants
Vegetative Propagation
Other Effects of Day-Length
Appendix 1: Photoperiodic Classification of Plants
Appendix 2: Effects of Day-Length on the Content of Endogenous Growth Substances


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