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.
Contributors to Volume VIB Preface 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 References Author Index Index to Plant Names Subject Index
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- 28th January 1972
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