Plant Physiology 6B - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126686463, 9780323152969

Plant Physiology 6B

1st Edition

A Treatise: Physiology of Development: The Hormones

Editors: F.C. Steward
eBook ISBN: 9780323152969
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1972
Page Count: 384
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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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