Plant Physiology 9 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126686098, 9780323144261

Plant Physiology 9

1st Edition

A Treatise: Water and Solutes in Plants

Editors: F.C. Steward
eBook ISBN: 9780323144261
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 2nd October 1986
Page Count: 630
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Plant Physiology: A Treatise, Volume IX: Water and Solutes in Plants explores problems associated with water and solutes of plants as they grow. This book considers water relations of plant cells, along with transpiration and water balance, the physiology of stomata, ion uptake by roots from the soil, and salt relations of plants. This volume is organized into seven chapters and begins with an introduction to the water potential terminology used by plant physiologists in describing the water relations of plant communities, individual plants and their organs, and plant cells. An account of the elastic properties and hydraulic conductivity of plant cell walls is provided. The following chapters focus on the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum, water uptake and movement through plants, the effects of water deficit on plant development and other processes, and the mechanics of stomatal functioning. The book also introduces the reader to salt relations of plant cells, tissues, and roots as well as long-distance transport in the phloem, and then concludes by discussing the solute composition of cells during development. This book is a valuable resource for teachers, research workers, and students with specific interest in plant physiology.

Table of Contents

Contributors to Volume IX Preface to Volume IX An Explanatory Note Note on the Use of Plant Names Chapter One Water Relations of Plant Cells I. Introduction II. Water Potential Terminology III. Recent Developments in Techniques IV. Elastic Properties and Hydraulic Conductivity V. The Control of Turgor VI. Future Developments References Chapter Two Transpiration and the Water Balance of Plants I. Introduction II. Soil-Plant-Atmosphere Continuum III. Water Uptake and Movement through Plants IV. Plant Water Loss V. Development and Effects of Plant Water Deficit VI. Concluding Remarks References Chapter Three The Physiology of Stomata: New Insights into Old Problems I. Introduction II. Cytology of Guard Cells III. Mechanics of Stomatal Functioning IV. Mechanisms behind the Turgor Changes of Guard Cells V. Responses to Light VI. Agents Causing Stomatal Closure VII. Energy Requirements for Stomatal Functioning VIII. Antitranspirants IX. Concluding Remarks References Chapter Four Salt Relations of Cells, Tissues, and Roots I. Introduction II. Practical Aspects III. The Hunt for Carriers IV. Transport Systems V. Ion Transport and Metabolism VI. Regulation of Transport VII. Free Space VIII. Movement across the Cytoplasm to the Vacuole IX. Movement of Ions in the Symplasm X. Movement of Ions through the Root into the Xylem XI. Ion Uptake by Roots from the Soil XII. Epilogue References Chapter Five Salt Relations of Intact Plants I. Introduction II. Ion Uptake III. Movement of Ions across the Root IV. Transport in the Xylem V. Salt Relations of Specialized Organs VI. Salt Relations of Specialized Plants: Halophytes VII. Patterns of Redistribution of Ions VIII. Salt Relations and Growth References


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