Plant Physiology 7A - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126686067, 9780323146074

Plant Physiology 7A

1st Edition

A Treatise: Physiology of Development: Plants and Their Reproduction

Editors: F.C. Steward
eBook ISBN: 9780323146074
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th February 1972
Page Count: 560
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Plant Physiology: A Treatise, Volume VIA: Physiology of Development: Plants and Their Reproduction explores the various problems of development and reproduction that arise as plants, responsive to environmental stimuli, develop a vegetative plant body and produce seeds and fruits or organs of perennation. This book considers the morphological aspects of plant growth and development as well as the growth and reproduction of fungi, physiological aspects of vegetative reproduction and flowering, and perennation and dormancy. This volume is organized into four chapters and begins with an overview of growth and development, with reference to organization and patterns of development in vascular plants and the initiation and development of plants. The discussion then shifts to vegetative, sexual, and asexual reproduction in fungi, along with heterokaryosis and morphogenesis. The next chapter explores reproduction in plant biology, focusing on vegetative and sexual reproduction, sex determination, and photoperiodism. This book concludes by considering the physiological mechanisms underlying the production of organs of perennation and the establishment of dormancy. This text will be of value both to graduate students and to established investigators with specific interest in plant physiology.

Table of Contents

Contributors to Volume VIA


Contents of Other Volumes

The Plan of the Treatise

Note on the Use of Plant Names

Preamble to Chapters One and Two

Chapter One Morphological Introduction to Growth and Development

I. Introduction

II. Organization in Vascular Plants

III. The Initiation and Development of New Plants

IV. Patterns of Development in the Vascular Plants

V. Epilogue


Chapter Two Growth and Reproduction of Fungi

I. Introduction

II. Vegetative and Asexual Reproductive Phase

III. Sexual Reproductive Phase

IV. Heterokaryosis

V. Morphogenesis

VI. A Glossary of Mycological Terms Used in This Chapter


Preamble to Chapters Three and Four

Chapter Three Physiology of Vegetative Reproduction and Flowering

I. Reproduction in the Biology of the Plant

II. The Juvenile Stage

III. The Flowering Response


Chapter Four Perennation through Seeds and Other Structures: Fruit Development


I. The Production of Organs of Perennation

II. Dormancy



Author Index

Index to Plant Names

Subject Index


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