Plant Physiology 6B

Plant Physiology 6B

A Treatise: Physiology of Development: The Hormones

1st Edition - January 28, 1972

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  • Editor: F.C. Steward
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323152969

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Plant Physiology: A Treatise, Volume VIB: Physiology of Development: The Hormones focuses on the history and status of the hormone concept in plant physiology. This book considers the responses of plant cells, tissues, and organs to regulatory substances that may be naturally occurring, exogenously applied, or even synthetic in their origin. References to auxins and other plant hormones, or regulatory substances, are made throughout at levels that extend from cell division and cell enlargement, cell physiology and metabolism, to morphogenesis and reproduction. This volume begins with an introduction to naturally occurring plant hormones ranging from auxins to gibberellins, cytokinins, and ethylene. This book also looks at some of the clearest and best studied cases where growth is controlled by interactions between two or more hormones. The concept of hormone action in plants is discussed, along with methods of auxin bioassay and the nature and metabolism of indole auxins. The physiological actions, transport, and mode of action of auxins are described, followed by an overview of naturally occurring growth inhibitors such as phenols, flavonoids, and abscisic acid. 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 hormones.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors to Volume VIB


    Contents of Other Volumes

    The Plan of the Treatise

    Note on the Use of Plant Names

    Preamble to Chapter Five, Volume VIB

    Chapter Five The Natural Plant Hormones

    I. The Concept of Hormone Action in Plants

    II. The Emergence of Multiple Hormones

    III. Methods of Bioassay of Auxins

    IV. Nature and Metabolism of the Indole Auxins

    V. The Transport of Auxins

    VI. Physiological Actions of Auxins

    VII. The Naturally Occurring Inhibitors

    VIII. The Gibberellins

    IX. Cytokinins

    X. Ethylene

    XI. Interactions between Hormones

    XII. The Mode of Action of Auxin

    General References


    Author Index

    Index to Plant Names

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1972
  • Published: January 28, 1972
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323152969

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