Plant Physiology 10

Plant Physiology 10

A Treatise: Growth and Development

1st Edition - April 23, 1991

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  • Editor: F.C. Steward
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323145046

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Plant Physiology: A Treatise, Volume X: Growth and Development explores the physiology of plant growth and development, considering the morphogenesis and morphogenetic systems, dormancy, environmental cues in plant growth and development, plant senescence, the role of hormones in growth regulation, cell division, and growth and development in space. This volume is organized into eight chapters and begins with an introduction to morphogenesis as a developmental phenotype, emphasizing the cell and the shoot. The next chapters cover events in the life of the plant, reflecting the importance of the whole plant concept to the subject, and the ways in which these events are controlled and integrated into environmental signals and events. An experimental approach to a model system for dormancy is described, and then the discussion shifts to senescence and death of plants as aspects of plant development. This volume also presents a clear and illuminating overview of the major plant growth regulators and their modes of action. This book also introduces the reader to cell division and its effect on most major developmental events after fertilization, along with the genetic analysis of development and its control by genes. The final chapter focuses on the integration of plant growth studies with the technology of space travel, which permits analysis of plant behavior in the complete absence of gravity. This book is intended for researchers, students, and specialists in related fields who wish to gain insight on the concepts and research trends in plant growth and development.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors to Volume X

    Foreword: Questions about Growth and Development

    Preface to Volume X

    Chapter One Morphogenesis

    I. Introduction

    II. Tactics to Study and Explain Morphogenesis

    III. Analysis of Morphogenetic Systems

    IV. Summary: A Biophysical Perspective



    Chapter Two Environmental Cues in Plant Growth and Development

    I. Introduction

    II. Light

    III. Light, Phytohormones, and Plant Growth and Development

    IV. Temperature

    V. Gravity

    VI. Flooding and Low Oxygen

    VII. Salinity

    VIII. Drought Stress

    IX. Conclusions


    Chapter Three Bud Dormancy in Deciduous Fruit Trees

    I. Introduction

    II. Dormancy Terminology

    III. Bud Anatomy and Morphology

    IV. Intensity of Bud Dormancy

    V. Chilling Requirement

    VI. Regulation of Floral Bud Dormancy

    VII. Research Perspectives for Bud Dormancy

    VIII. Conclusion


    Chapter Four Physiological Mechanisms of Plant Senescence

    I. Introduction

    II. Whole-Plant Senescence

    III. Hormonal Regulation of Senescence

    IV. Changes in the Molecular Organization of Membranes

    V. Chloroplast Senescence

    VI. Respiration in Senescing Tissues

    VII. Genetic Regulation of Senescence

    VIII. Changes in Cellular Homeostasis

    IX. Conclusions


    Chapter Five Growth Regulators: An Account of Hormones and Growth Regulation

    I. Introduction

    II. Abscisic Acid

    III. Auxins

    IV. Cytokinins

    V. Ethylene

    VI. Gibberellins

    VII. Summary


    Chapter Six Cell Division

    I. Introduction

    II. Cell Division

    III. Cell Division Cycles: Genetic Analysis

    IV. Growth Factors

    V. Meristems


    Chapter Seven Genetic Analysis of Plant Development

    I. Introduction

    II. Principles of Developmental Genetics

    III. Mutagenesis in Angiosperms

    IV. Diversity of Plant Developmental Mutants

    V. Analysis of Developmental Mutants

    VI. Clonal Analysis of Plant Development

    VII. Conclusions and Future Directions


    Chapter Eight Development and Growth in Space

    I. Introduction

    II. Space Vehicles

    III. Hardware for Growth of Plant Materials in Space and in Ground Controls

    IV. The "Right" Biological System

    V. Objectives of Studies on Plants in Space

    VI. Summary


    Epilogue On Growth and Development: An Overview


Product details

  • No. of pages: 592
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1991
  • Published: April 23, 1991
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323145046

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