Description

This book provides current information on synthesis of plant hormones, how their concentrations are regulated, and how they modulate various plant processes. It details how plants sense and tolerate such factors as drought, salinity, and cold temperature, factors that limit plant productivity on earth. It also explains how plants sense two other environmental signals, light and gravity, and modify their developmental patterns in response to those signals. This book takes the reader from basic concepts to the most up-to-date thinking on these topics.

Key Features

@bul:* Provides clear synthesis and review of hormonal and environmental regulation of plant growth and development * Contains more than 600 illustrations supplementary information on techniques and/or related topics of interest * Single-authored text provides uniformity of presentation and integration of the subject matter * References listed alphabetically in each section

Readership

Advanced undergraduates and graduate students, faculty, and researchers in plant sciences, forestry, agricultural sciences, botany, plant developmental biology, plant physiology, and ecology.

Table of Contents

Preface SECTION I SOME SPECIAL ASPECTS OF PLANT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT CHAPTER 1 Special Features of Plant Development CHAPTER 2 Cell Wall, Cell Division, and Cell Growth CHAPTER 3 Embryogenesis CHAPTER 4 Determination, Differentiation, and Dedifferentiation in Plants APPENDIX 1 Molecular and Genetic Tools for Study of Plant Development SECTION II STRUCTURE AND METABOLISM OF PLANT HORMONES CHAPTER 5 General Features of Plant Hormones, Their Analysis, and Quantitation CHAPTER 6 Auxins CHAPTER 7 Gibberellins CHAPTER 8 Cytokinins CHAPTER 9 Brassinosteroids CHAPTER 10 Abscisic Acid CHAPTER 11 Ethylene CHAPTER 12 Jasmonates and Other Defense-Related Compounds APPENDIX 2 Microbial Synthesis of Plant Hormones SECTION III HORMONAL REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENTAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL PROCESSES CHAPTER 13 Uptake and Transport of Hormones CHAPTER 14 Apical Dominance and Some Other Phenomena Illustrating Correlative Effects of Hormones CHAPTER 15 Hormonal Regulation of Cell Division and Cell Growth CHAPTER 16 Abscisic Acid and Stress Tolerance in Plants CHAPTER 17 Fruit Development and Ripening CHAPTER 18 Seed Development and Maturation CHAPTER 19 Seed Germination, Mobilization of Food Reserves, and Seed Dormancy CHAPTER 20 Vegetative Storage Proteins, Tuberization, Senescence, and Abscission APPENDIX 3 Seed Food Reserves and Their Accumulation SECTION IV MOLECULAR BASIS OF HORMONE ACTION CHAPTER 21 Ethylene Signal Perception And Transduction CHAPTER 22 Auxin Signal Perception and Transduction CHAPTER 23 Abscisic Acid Signal Perception and Transduction CHAPTER 24 Molecular Biology o f Act

Details

No. of pages:
772
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2002
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780080514031
Print ISBN:
9780126605709

About the author

Reviews

"This book...is a considerable tour de force, a remarkable effort by one person, and I applaud the manner in which the author has co-opted more than 40 people from all over the globe to assist in strengthening a wide diversity of topics. The coverage is comprehensive leaving very few aspects of growth and development untouched...There is a healthy mix of older and new science employing a diversity of disciplines including physiology, biochemistry, genetics, mutants and molecular biology, all of which are well illustrated...The book will be a very valuable reference for many years to come and deserves a place in every library." -Jake Jacobsen, CSIRO Plant Industry, Australia "Without hesitation I can say that I am very impressed with both the breadth and depth of the subject matter...I find it quite remarkable that one author has achieved such an accomplished piece writing...This book fills a very important and long-standing requirement for a modern, readable and challenging text on plant growth and development." -Derek Bowley, University of Guelph, Canada "The author has filled this gap by writing an excellent, comprehensive book that addresses beginning graduate students and researchers in the plant sciences...I am convinced it will become a classic!" -U. Kutschera, Universität Kassel, Germany "The book covers a huge breadth of topics and ranges in depth of coverage from careful descriptions of basic principles and experimental techniques to accounts of some of the most recent research developments." -Richard Hooley, University of Bath, U.K. "This book should be favorably received by scientists both in and outside of plant growth and development field. Its coverage is extensive and up-to-date...I am amazed at [the author's] ability to keep up with so many fast-changing fields...In my opinion, it is a book